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Offline Tube

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« on: December 29, 2006, 09:28:43 AM »
Have you talked to your Dr about suppliments?

I went on Norvir 8 years ago, and have been on Kaletra for 5. When I started the Norvir, I told my Dr I wanted to avoid the lypodystrophy. He had me start L-Carnatine and Co-Q10 at the same time. These have been a bit expensive but seemingly effective. Has anyone else had positive results from suppliments for warding off lypodystrophy?

There was a period when I stopped the suppliments, for financial resons, but when I saw my Dr. next, his first question was if I had stopped. He noticed the difference in my face right away. I started them up again immediately.

I sometimes have a hard time talking about this with other men, because if they have visible signs of wasting, I pick up a vibe of anger from them. I am not trying to be a braggart, but I think this is good information. Why hide my light under a barrel if it could help others?

Offline Catman

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Re: Suppliments
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 09:13:59 AM »
I agree with what you are saying. People sometimes avoid touching the topic in person. I don't mind talking about it in a private situation but not in a public place were more people can listen to the conversation. I have been on Norvir for a few months only and my lipo has progressed since I became undetectable with my new meds. What cash I have will be used on Jan. 20th for a PMMA treatment now that I found the first doctor to use this "permanent" filler in Puerto Rico. Now that FDA has approved it's use in USA I feel a bit more comfortable with the procedure. I don't believe too much in supplements to avoid this because in the long run the lipo will take over and if they are expensive as you say, a great deal of cash might have been wasted on something that in the future will take it's toll on the person anyways. Still, any advice from someone who has found a way of holding back the lipo IS good news. 8)

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Suppliments
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 11:09:18 AM »
Hello Tube,

My doctor also suggested a little over three years ago to use L-Carnatine and Co-Q10. The only problem area I am having, is in the gut area. otherwise I have not lost any weight or suffered any of the effects of lipo, on my face, arms or legs, or butt. At least not yet...

Of course, I am not on the same regemin as you. I am on Viramune, Epzicom , and Viread since October of 03.

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Offline bobino

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Re: Suppliments
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 06:13:51 PM »


Can you tell me how much of each supplement your doctor advised you to take?  I've got lipo, and it's progressing, but I haven't found anything that seems to help.  If you think the supplements work, I'll give them a try, but I'd like to know how much to take.

Many thanks,

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Offline Tube

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Re: Suppliments
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007, 01:03:20 PM »
You really should discuss with your Dr. what dosages you should take.
My Dr. has me on 1000 Mg of L-Carnatine twice a day. which is an awfull lot to take if your Dr doesn't know about it, L-carnatine is also available as a perscription, that is covered by medicaid, but not some insurance plans as Carnitor.

I think originally my Dr had me on 30mg of Co-Q10 twice a day, at theis point i take a 100mg softgel once a day.

I am also very active and have low cholesterol so those things may also have an effect.

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Re: Suppliments
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2007, 06:31:49 PM »
mine has prescribed Centrum Silver One a Day.
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