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New Medical Problems Potential Associated with HIV

New Medical Problems Potential Associated with HIV

Several friends and I were discussing some new medical issues we have, since HIV (we are all on HAART and all currently non-detectable).

Several of us are now suffering some form of wheat -gluten allergy, and some lactose intolerance.

Anyone else developing these issues AFTER your diagnosis? Pre-existing conditions are moot regarding association with HIV.

Osteoporosis and Hiv medication

Osteoporosis and Hiv medication

Has anyone lost bone density and developed osteopenia from the drug regime? So far I have shrunk 3 inches in height I worry about liver damage and developing resistance to the current medications I take.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes I too have lost 3 inches in height. I have osteoarthritis now and osteoporosis. I have also had kidney and liver damage. I have also developed heart… read more

posted 12 months ago

Sexual side effects other than ED due to HIV or meds

Sexual side effects other than ED due to HIV or meds

Ok, here's my question, I've been talking to my Dr about sexual side affects of HIV. I see thousands of post for ED, but does anyone else have any other problems? I know I have some kind of neurapathy that keeps me ever from c.........g But I never see anything on the topic. I never read of anyone complaining about it. Everything I read about the sexual side effects of HIV or the meds is vague.-anyone

A myHIVteam Member said:

My 30 years of it has given that side effect on a few different meds. Now the neuropathy has a series of effects and yes all the way to that region...… read more

posted over 2 years ago

CBD Oil

CBD Oil

I was wondering if anyone took CBD oil with their HIV medications. I would be using it to help treat my neuropathy, medications that are prescribed are not working. Currently, Genvoya is the medication prescribed for my HIV infection.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I describe it like this....think of your body as a pinball machine, the pain as the ball, and some teenager jacked up on energy drinks as the driver.… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Prescriptions

Prescriptions

HIV therapies are a must to keep the virus in check. Keeping the time you take your pill(s) at the same time everyday will help keep you at an undetectable level. Besides taking your HIV regimen religiously every day, do you tend to lag behind on any other medications you take? I take my HIV pill at 8pm every night. But my neurapathy pill, inflammatory pills, lung medication I tend to lack on sometimes. I have alarms set to take my meds, but sometimes I just don't take them. BESIDES your HIV meds,… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Theres several i use medsafe just go to your playstore type in medicine reminder or pill reminder

posted 7 months ago

HIV meds and antidepressants

HIV meds and antidepressants

Just curious..... Do any of you take antidepressants in addition to your HIV meds? If so are there any additional side effects??

A myHIVteam Member said:

I take Celexia and I havr no side effects

posted about 2 months ago

Is health insurance for people with HIV a concern for you?

Is health insurance for people with HIV a concern for you?

For those with HIV and in the LGBT community... have the current HIV policies in your State or Country...cause you anxiety and concern about your future? What are your concerns about the healthcare system in relation to your health insurance and medications?

A myHIVteam Member said:

So far HIV and Cancer has been paid for by my private insurance. I now have a disability now. I walk with a cane and have to find a new career. I did… read more

posted 8 days ago

Weight gain, low testosterone, and man boobs

Weight gain, low testosterone, and man boobs

I'm having problems with weight gain and getting man boobs. Since being on HIV medications for the past 3 years I have gained 65 pounds. Part of the problem was my high blood pressure and the medications (spirolactone) used to finally get my blood pressure under control. I'm not sure if it is entirely the blood pressure medicine or also from the antiviral medications that killed my testosterone levels and also caused me to gain weight. The doctors didn't do anything… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

My T is very low at 61 years of age. I also found out recently that my thyroid is insufficient so the doctor put me on Synthroid an artificial thyroid… read more

posted 9 months ago

Any one suffering chronic kidney disease due to virus, medications?

Any one suffering chronic kidney disease due to virus, medications?

I have Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. It came to light in 2008 when I had a battle with kidney stones and had surgery. Right now I'm stable with the meds and diet, but get very anxious every appointment with my kidney doctor afraid I have crossed over into Stage 4 and dialysis. Wondering if anyone has kidney issues from HIV or medications. Just want you to know you have support if you do.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Thanks everyone for your comments. I appreciate your sharing. And hope those of us suffering kidney disease, or just need to discuss it can support each… read more

posted 12 months ago

Does anyone else suffer from chronic insomnia?

Does anyone else suffer from chronic insomnia?

I have had sleep issues since being diagnosed in 97, but for the last 2 years or so, it has just gotten so bad. I am currently on Genvoya.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Same here

posted 2 months ago
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