Nov 29, 2007
Hi i have been on anti-depression meds for over a year. Stared at 10mg, now i am at 30mg. my status is 62 tcells and on atripla i still do not know what my viral load is since i just found out about my conditon on march 5. My anxiety has gone over the roof from all the news. I freak out about everything and is really making sick. I need help controlling it. my doc just put me on 30mg Lexapro from 20mg. I am scared that it might not work. I workout eat healthy and have seen a lot of improvement with my health. my only problem is the anxiety. I freak out about cancer, opportunistic vires. i dont want to be around people for fears. My doc said that i am over reacting, but i can seem to control it specially when i am face with difficult challenges in my life.Finding out that i have Aids has really destroyed my life. I am making so many changes that in my life that by the end of my day I just sit and cry for hours.I running, do yoga, pray , see a therapist once a week and see a psychologist once a month but nothing seems to work.
Response from Dr. Horwath
It's clear that your current treatment is inadequate. You are still quite depressed. It is best to give the new dose of Lexapro 4-6 weeks to work. But if you don't see an improvement by then, I would advise you consult your doctor and discussing a switch to another medication or other treatment.
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