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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 started taking an anti-depressant around the same time I started treatment for AIDS (23 years ago). My HIV medications have changed and evolved, but my anti-depressant hasn't. Finding the right anti-depressant for YOUR brain chemistry is tricky, but you may have to try different ones until you get exactly the right one. It doesn't matter what works for someone else. It's very person specific so ignore suggestions from anyone else.

posted 5 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I take escitalopram (Lexapro) for my depression along with both Tivicay and Descovy. I honestly havent had any negative side effects. The pills give me energy and keeps my mind off of my thoughts.

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

MichaelCarver I love that answer it's so very true. It took me 3 years to get the right regimen. Thank you for your answer it's going to help many people here

posted 5 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes Zoloft amd Zyprexa amd klonipin for anxiety. No side effects from any meds ever thank God.

posted 5 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I'm in 2 antidepressants which help stabilize me plus a anti seizure med that also is an old school antidepressants

posted 8 months ago
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