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 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 2 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

i only take on before bed so i can sleep

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

antidepressants and all other pain or nacotics are kill erections, so i go without them for a few days to get my erections back when needed, and sorry if my grey goos afends anyone, it helps ME with MY depression,,i dont like some peoples answers either, but i don't go complaining about them to every one else, it's bad when you try to be nice to someone and they think your hitting on them, and they run tothe administration, we all have the same problems, ive spent the last 34 years on deaths door and mot doing well at all now so if i want some gtey goose for my depression , i'll drink it, and if it insulrs anyone, thats your problem not everyone elses, now go ahead and report me so i'll be flagged again,

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Hello, I take escitalopram (Lexapro is the brand name) and have been on this for several years no side effects experienced for me. Hope this helps.

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I take multiple medications, including an antidepressant, for psych and I take Triumeq for HIV. I am unaware of any bad drug interactions. Undetectable viral load, high CD4 cell count, and psychiatric issues are in remission. Despite anyone else's recommendations or experience in their regimens, it would probably be best to ask your HIV specialist and a psychiatrist. I told both of all meds I take for all conditions so they can make informed decisions as to the best HIV and depression treatments.

posted 4 months ago
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