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Has Anyone Experienced Hard Belly Fat?

Has Anyone Experienced Hard Belly Fat?

Was curious if others have experienced hard belly fat.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes, It's very hard headed. I don't understand it to tell you the truth. I've lost a little over 40 lbs, but it's been the hardest thing I'd had to do. I had to go on strict intermittent fasting… read more

posted 14 days ago

What Can I Do To Lose The Belly Fat ?

What Can I Do To Lose The Belly Fat ?

Although like many of us the weight gain is a struggle, I finally have lost the weight, however I still have belly fat. It really was a shock to me because I have always been slender

A myHIVteam Member said:

how often do you fast?

posted 9 months ago

Muscle

Muscle

I have a question. How can I get rid of my belly fat and gain muscle. I try and try and try and I gain fat and very little muscle. The only bit of muscle, is in my arms. Any advice, will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Serostim is used for HIV related weight loss or wasting. Not for belly fat. The only recourse I have is with exercise and diet. U may not get rid of al of it. Also, do you have low testosterone? That… read more

posted 5 months ago

Body Issues

Body Issues

Is it true that Biktarvy might change your body complexion? I heard it can make you top heavy

A myHIVteam Member said:

I have noticed the spare tire thing starting since I started biktarvy. I have also noticed sore joints. I'm pretty consistent with my behaviors, n the soreness and stiffness is noticeable

posted about 1 year ago

Has Anyone Else Experienced Significant Weight Gain With Genvoya?

Has Anyone Else Experienced Significant Weight Gain With Genvoya?

I was previously on Atripla and my doc switched me to Genvoya at the beginning of last year. There was no reason to switch except Genvoya was the top one a day.

Since being on the new drug, I have gained a significant amount of weight. To the tune of 60 pounds. On top of that, I’ve experienced weird itching all over my body.

Has anyone else gone through this? I don’t want to be on this if this is a side effect.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I hear you and feel the same way!

posted 3 months ago

Lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy

When I was diagnosed with AIDS last year (July '17) I weighed 150 lbs. Since then I have gained almost 50 lbs. I watched a video on Poz.com about lipodystrophy and I'm wondering if that is what is happening with me.

I have other health issues which keeps me from serious exercise but I do walk 6-10 miles a day for several months and still have not been able to lose more than 6 lbs. I have even improved my diet to add more protein and cut down on carbs and sugars.

Shortly after I began seeing… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I'm fat, don't like it but I'm still here, everyone isn't meant to be a size 2,imjs🤗 but life goes on 😂

posted 8 months ago

Anyone Suffering From Viceral Belly Fat, Either Though Early Meds Like Zerit And Crixivan, Or HIV Itself?

Anyone Suffering From Viceral Belly Fat, Either Though Early Meds Like Zerit And Crixivan, Or HIV Itself?

I brought this up awhile ago, but just read an article in POZ or a journal that men with viceral fat have are 12% more likely have shorter lifespans than those that don't. Problem is, it is very hard to get rid of and get your BMI back to normal. Crunches don't do anything really. I have heard mainly exercise and special diet are the best. A friend said their are protocals for this either through medication, injections, or a procedure. Always wore a 30 to 31 waist up to age 55 and then… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Egrifta is the only FDA approved therapy for HIV related Lipodystrophy
Most insurance covers Egrifta and Theratechnology covers your Co-pay
86% of Patients who go on Egrifta have good results.
Go… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Weight Gain And HIV

Weight Gain And HIV

When I first got Dx in 1998 my weight was 145-155 which I always managed I started Atripla and first thing I noticed was my hair thinning soon after I noticed a slow weight gain i eventually was switched to Striblid around 2012 and soon after the pounds kept coming even faster from 145-155 to 180 then I was switch to because my kidneys where being affected now on Genvoya about two years now and more weight gain now am at 198 and I am only 5’7-8 and this secretly has me very depress and my doctor… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

before HIV i as married and weighed 125 at the most,i got hiv and left my bitchy ex wife, because m DR said i wasvdieing so i put on five pounds in about three months, that was back in 1984, now i… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Belly Fat

Belly Fat

What has everyone used that has been able to lose the visceral belly fat that comes along with hiv? Exercise has done nothing to reduce mine and it fluctuates in size. I've thought about egrifta, but not sure the side effects are worth it and not sure I can get coverage on my insurance provider. Thoughts?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I tried agrifta to but it did not work and I was afraid of all the side effects so I stopped using it

posted over 1 year ago

Tivicay Does It Increase Belly And Increase Fat Distribution, Man Boobs Back Fat?

Tivicay Does It Increase Belly And Increase Fat Distribution, Man Boobs Back Fat?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Gregory
That is a big cuddos to you. However, remember that each of us has different metabolisms. Not all respond to meds the identical way. 1-2% of all people will die from general anesthesia. Not… read more

posted over 3 years ago
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