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Depression

Depression

Hey all!! Just wondered if anyone has experienced Any form of depression since being diagnosed? I was diagnosed 5 years ago, all ok until the past year when I have started to notice changes. Just seeing what helped anyone.
Hugs to all 😁

A myHIVteam Member said:

I recommend that everyone with depression and/Or anxiety read Lost Connections by Johann Hari

posted over 3 years ago

What Experience Have Any Of You Had On Trazodone For Sleep And Depression ?

What Experience Have Any Of You Had On Trazodone For Sleep And Depression ?

Have used Klonopin 1 mg at night before for sleep and 1/2 during the day as needed I am see my new psychiatrist Wednesday and will ask her, I checked it with my current medicines and they say the dose will be adjusted according to how it is eliminated in my system.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I have taken Terazadone for 2 nights now began mit a half endured dizziness ( as stated in the script " half or whole " ) . So last night took another whole thing next and have a mild grade of… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Genvoya Isn’t The Miracle I Expected...anyone Else Having A Time With It And Switched To Another ART?

Genvoya Isn’t The Miracle I Expected...anyone Else Having A Time With It And Switched To Another ART?

Well unfortunately @@Genvoya is not what I expected. I have every side effect listed plus a few more. Here we go...insomnia, lack of appetite, nausea, headache, diarrhea, rash, worsening neuropathy, nightmares nightmares nightmares and this strange thing which makes my eyebrows tingle after I take the dang stuff. My ID Doc wants to switch me and of course she says she has never seen this with one of her patients...lucky me. My question is this: Anyone else have issues with @@Genvoya and have… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I was on Genvoya & got switched as I now have neuropathy quite bad. Had a test last week & was told by Dr. that I have carpal tunnel-2nd time around & have to have 2 operations to relieve this… read more

posted about 2 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:

Medical marijuana is what I use to battle sadness and depression. It lightens my mood and also helps me to fall asleep so my mind does not continue spinning while trying to fall into a slumber.

posted 10 months ago

What Did You Do Or Do You Do To Either Heal From Hiv/aids Or Stay Healthy With The Diagnosis.

What Did You Do Or Do You Do To Either Heal From Hiv/aids Or Stay Healthy With The Diagnosis.

For all the long term survivors what has helped speed your recovery from hiv or help keep you healthy... Im undetectable but i fear im getting sick still...

A myHIVteam Member said:

Just good old fashioned self care and motivation. Finding balance in your life with your family, in-laws, friends, co-workers, eating healthy with occasional junk food binges, taking medications… read more

posted 10 months ago

Welbutrin

Welbutrin

I asked my ID for a recommendation on a smoking cessation and she suggested that i ask my PC for Wellbutrin. She said this was her “favorite” because its a stimulant that helps with depression/anxiety as well as a smoking cessation. I was wondering if anyone out there has ever taken this and what your experience was with it. Thankssss. Much loveeeee 🤪🤪

A myHIVteam Member said:

I'm currently taking it for depression and it's helping me but I don't smoke.

posted about 1 year ago

Coping With HIV, Depression, And Anxiety:

Coping With HIV, Depression, And Anxiety:

There seem to be more and more posts about feeling depressed, anxious, and even hopeless. Having HIV and depression, anxiety, or panic disorder makes it so hard to cope. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety which has haunted me for years even with the help of anti depressants and therapy. Both HIV and Depression has a tendency to isolate us, because they both carry stigmas. It is hard to talk with people about it if they don't have it and sometimes push people away.

It comes… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

believe it or not are I've deal with mental illness for a long time including depression. But having HIV plus the other two diseases that make call me to an early grave make things worse.

posted about 2 years ago

Bad Days

Bad Days

Just curious what some symptoms you have on a bad day being positive? I'm wondering if its normal or if its just me. I'm healthy for the most part so having a bad day really sucks.

On a bad day for me:
1. I have no energy
2. I wake up fine, and then all of the sudden feel like crap.
3. I use the bathroom a lot
4. I dont want to get out of bed
5. Sore throat that wont go away
6. Antisocial

Yesterday, out of no where, I lost my balance and fell for no typical reason. Does anyone have trouble… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

None of your symptoms..Maybe sore throat. Irritability is my weak point and can make for a bad day!

posted over 1 year ago

Should Mental Health Be Studied And Addressed With HIV Infection?

Should Mental Health Be Studied And Addressed With HIV Infection?

Do you suffer from anxiety, depression fear, anger …etc.? Has HIV prompted this or made it worse?
Do you think our primary care physicians and HIV facilities should look into short and long term effects on mental health with HIV infection?
Do you think it should be treated as a serious problem?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes

posted over 1 year ago