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Offline ScaredNinja

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genvoya and high cholesterol
« on: July 24, 2020, 10:48:22 am »
Omg got blood work done at my primary care doc. My cholesterol went through the roof. I take Genvoya daily and I just googled this with cholesterol and I did not know this was a side effect. My cholesterol is 230.0 mg/DL and triglycerides is 280.0 mg/DL. I get no side effects from this medicine but this so kinda upset that it is this high but I don't want to take another medication for HIV cause it don't do anything to me that I can feel. So my question is what can I do to counter this side effect? Should my ID doc or primary care handle this? Have an appointment next week about these results at primary care but I always get stuck in this "who does what?"

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 11:05:52 am »

How long have you been on Genvoya? Was there a recent switch in meds or has there been a trend of high cholesterol results?

Talk to the primary care person next week, I'm sure they will have thoughts about manganing the cholesterol or if a change in meds is needed if they feel its related.

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Offline virgo313

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 11:10:12 am »
High cholesterol may not be related to HIV medication. Most of the time is is towards food & not enough exercise. Also as we age, cholesterol is harder to control. Perhaps you can discuss with your Dr if changing eating diet could lower ur cholesterol.

Dr will most likely moniter few more months before deciding if you need additional medication for cholesterol. At moment try not to link high cholesterol with your medication. Everywhere there are lots non Poz ppl with high cholesterol.
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Offline wardp

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 12:25:57 am »
Sorry but that's not fully true. the liver is responsible for clearing cholesterol from the body. for some people this is hereditary and food won't make much difference I'm on statin like many others here.i  agree with Jim .genvoya is known to raise cholesterol in some people.if your doctor is  knowledgeable on hiv he may suggest a  change in meds..what was your  cholesterol reading before you started genvoya? Best of luck
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Offline terrymoore

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 02:14:46 am »
fish-oil helped me reduce my Triglycerides.

Offline CR2016

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 11:45:52 am »
ScaredNinja, please let us know how you feel after your medical visit. Some HIV medications rise up cholesterol and trig. levels. when i was on Atripla this happened. I remember mi doctor asked me for change some health stuffs (diet and exercise) or he would have to suggest statins! i tried swimming and it got better soon; the least i want is to take more pills.
As someone mentioned, liver is working different with our ARV, so lipids metabolism should be different now. You must consider to be measured with carbohydrates consumption, they are easily transformed to cholesterol and if you want, do some exercise.
good luck and stay healthy! hugs!

Offline Patient700000

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Re: genvoya and high cholesterol
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 09:14:14 am »
ScaredNinja it happened to me on Genvoya too and mine still won't go down even after hiv med switch,as well as daily 145 mg dose of Tricor for 5 years (which has done nothing).Before ART I had no issues with cholesterol and I am a strict vegetarian and eat a healthy plant based diet,the only thing that changed was the HIV medication daily dose addition.Fyi ,I am thankful to be alive but I still prefer the full meal deal over a side of fries anyday as I am sure any human who is fighting this disease would!
 Yes scientific research is finding that THERE IS a link between ART HIV treatment but they still do not know why but it is most likely because with hiv your body's immune system is on 24/7/365.Below is a link to webMD to back up what i just said so I don't ruffle any feathers from the flock.Hang tough and don't stress over it believe me I worried and stressed and it didn't do anything constructive.;)-Patient700000



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