Dec 19, 2006
Good Evening Dr. Horwath:
I tested positive for HIV on July 03, 2006. Since I've been tested, my doctor and I have concluded that I begin meds, so I am taking Atripla as of now. I experience severe depression from time to time, and I really don't know what to do about this. My doctor has subscribed an anti depressant (sertraline). I dont think its working. What other options should I consider? Also, I have lost 20lbs. since I have been diagnosed, and I dont have much of an appetite. What can I do to gain weight and obtain an appetite? Are there any food recommendations?
| Response from Dr. Horwath
You should seek an opinion from a good psychiatrist with experience in treating depression. I'm sure you have a wonderful doctor, but he or she may not be an expert in the use of antidepressants. Many times, any adjustment of the dose or switch to another medication can make a huge difference. It's worth seeking a second opinion.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Tingling In Feet During Seroconversion
- Black Spots After Touching Precum Worried I Have HIV
- Chills After Giving Oral Worried I Have HIV
- Hpv After Touching Sperm Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Oral Ulcers After Touching Vaginal Secretions Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Trouble Urinating After Topping With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.