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Antidepressants For Hiv Depression

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A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member, I'm sure maybe someone on this site could help
There is also another site created by the same administrators of this site called https://www.mydepressionteam.com. You might be… read more

What The Heck Does Efexor Do And Have Any Of You Tried It Or Are On It?

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What has been your experience with efexor? Ive lost my will to live knowing I infected a handful of good souls, which has prompted my doctor to put me on Effexor. He made it clear its pretty powerful but I dont know anything about these western medications. What has been your experience, good or bad?

A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member Happy Saturday Night! Its worth a shot at least. Im not sure about blunted emotions as much as confronted emotions. Ive always tried to integrate my emotions and feel them… read more

Have Any Of Just Given Up On Psych Meds Because They All Have Had Bad Side Effects And It Ultimately Wasnt Worth It For You?

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Ive never done psych meds before but after my hiv diagnosis Ive decided to give it a go and try efexor, which just numbed me instead of heal me, and also oxycarbazepine, which instead of making me calm and collected, put me in a state of suicidal ideation/ anger/ rage/lashing out1 the exact opposite of what it was supposed to do. Im thinking about going down the road of just taking my anitiviral and thats it- I guess my broader question is have antidepressants really helped heal you or have… read more

A myHIVteam Member

Pepe I have had pretty good luck with paroxetine ( paxil). After going through a bunch of antidepressants paroxetine was the one that worked for me.

How Do You Deal With Depression?

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Dealing with depression, especially when living with HIV, involves a combination of strategies. Here are some tips based on the knowledge base:

- Seek Professional Help: Consult a mental health… read more

HIV Meds And Antidepressants

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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

I was prescribed them 13 years after contracting HIV As a result of the issues I faced following TB meningitis. Since this illness I’ve found that I’m far more emotionally susceptible and the… read more

Does Anyone Have Any Personal Experience With Sertraline/zoloft? Good Or Bad?

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My HIV specialist put me on a dose of sertraline and I am just curious about what to expect , as I dont usually use antidepressants. In my case I have severe cptsd & social anxiety that ive already been addressing , but feel hopeful this might help me out more.

A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member. Build from the ground up!

How Many Of You Have Asked Your Doctor About 4 Days On 3 Days Off Your HIV Medication?

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there was a study going on in Europe where they put people on a 4-day regimen 3 days off and it was just as effective as if you took your medication everyday. Have you ask your doctor about this?

A myHIVteam Member

Xavier I'm really happy that it is going well for you it just makes me feel like one day we all may be able to have less of the medicine in our bodies and still have an undetectable outcome so I thank… read more