|always tired and sometimes no labido
May 2, 2009
Hi Dr. BoB me again i am tired quite a bit of the time and have no energy. i know this is part of the disease but could it also be depression? im not sure and not looking forward to maybe taking more meds than i am now.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Depression can certainly be associated with fatigue and decreased libido (as well as a host of other symptoms). (Check out the chapter "Fatigue and Depression" in the archives of the Fatigue and Anemia expert forum.) It's also worth noting we "positively charged HIVers" have a much higher incidence of depression than our neggie counterparts. Depression sometimes can be managed without taking more pills. Psychotherapy, exercise, support groups and other non-pharmacologic measures can and often do the trick. Talk to your HIV specialist about an evaluation and potential treatments for depression.
your opinion please
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