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Offline mrdad90

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advise for supplements
« on: October 30, 2019, 11:27:52 am »
Hi everyone, I have been HIV positive since 2015 and I often feel tired and with low energy. Have any of you felt so tired and if you can please advise on supplements to strengthen the immune system and to have more energy? do any of you use supplements? thanks

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Re: advise for supplements
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 12:19:40 pm »
Sorry to hear about feeling tired, tired when waking up or just more tired at the end of the day ? Or the entire day??

Im sure you know tiredness can be a symptom of many things so first port of call would be your doctor before trying to treat symptoms yourself.

As for supplements do you have any deficiencies?

I mean I take vit-d as I have deficiency and being in Ireland sunshine is not exactly in abundance. Without it I would feel terrible

Best Jim
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Offline harleymc

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Re: advise for supplements
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 03:41:30 am »
Have a long consultation with your doctor.

Lack of energy could be caused by many things. The list is almost endless.

I think that he only pill I've heard of for boosting energy is amphetamine and that's not an attractive path to go down.

Offline xrel0aded

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Re: advise for supplements
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 06:36:17 pm »
Turmeric+black pepper extract. Can help facilitate lower inflammation markers which is often linked to fatigue.

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Re: advise for supplements
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 08:43:37 pm »
If you are over 50 a  good multivitamin and mineral supplement without iron would do you know harm. Also have you had a CBC test and electrolyte test lately?
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld .3,462 Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud. 2n Nov 2018 CD 4. 455..22.70% 13th Nov switched  to lamivir and nevirapine  due to kidney issues...jan 10,2019 UD..may 13 2019 ud  cd4 482 28% 14th nov 2019 ud. Cd4 414 .27% cd8 444 29%,may 16 2020,ud ,cd4 741"19.62.

Offline Grendal

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Re: advise for supplements
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 11:41:54 am »
Do you exercise consistently? Itís not a quick fix but if you can get through 6 weeks of gradual increase of whatever movement you like you will begin to have more energy.

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Re: advise for supplements
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 12:43:47 pm »
I take Bacopa, Ashwaganda, Omega-3, Cordyceps, diosmin with hesperidine, Coenzyme Q10 and a multivitamin.

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Re: advise for supplements
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2019, 05:26:13 pm »
@mrdad90

How are you feeling, any better?
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