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exhausted mom
Nov 2, 1998

im hiv positive 38 years old wiyh a viraload of undetectable my dr. says that i have anemia with numbers at 11.2 im also experiencing panic attacks and im extremly tired i also have a daughter who is 28 months that is also positive she is on bactrim,zerit,viracept,viramune.between her regimen and mine its really exhausting i forgot to mention that my t-cell count is 600.also i have no help

Response from Mr. Molaghan

Hello Being a mother with HIV and caring for a child with HIV can be overwhelming. It's no wonder that you're exhausted! Your immune system is in good shape with a T cell count of 600 and undetectable viral load, but the symptoms of fatigue and the panic attacks must be dealt to help you feel better. Discuss the anemia with your doctor so the source of anemia can be identified and treated. Are you seeing a counselor? There are some very effective treatments for panic attacks, including therapy and medications. It's important to treat the fatigue and the panic attacks so that you can continue to care for yourself and your daughter. Hang in there! You're doing a good job so far.

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