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Am I crazy?
Jan 30, 2003

I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question, but thought since I am constantly fearing the future that you would be able to help calm my anxiety.

I am 34 and have been positive for 6 1/2 years. I've been on med's for a little over 6yrs. I have been in a great relationship for 8 years (he's hiv-...I know that the numbers don't add up-but that's another story), I have a great job, great family, great friends. Looking at me, you would think I was on top of the world, but I am always being weighed down by these feelings of doom. Like I won't be around long enough to get 'old'. Has there been any research on how long these med's will keep me kicking? I rarely ever miss a dose, so should I count on living until I'm 80? Any suggestions on what I can do to enjoy my life and not worry about tomorrow?

Response from Mr. Shernoff

It certainly sounds like you have a depression. I urge you to seek professional mental health services that may include beginning a prescribed antidepressant.

Michael Shernoff, MSW



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