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Vitamins to help w/ many issues

Feb 10, 2011

I have ADD,PTSD,HIV,no labido, my memory seems to be failing me, and I would like to add vitamins to my routine. Which do you think would help. I am currently on Adderall, Xanax, Atripla.

Response from Dr. Fawcett

You have a complex set of issues that require consultation with your physician. Many supplements are useful but must be taken with caution as they can seriously interfere with your medications. For example, a common herbal remedy for depression is St John's Wort which causes a dangerous interaction with protease inhibitors. Some of your symptoms such as low sexual desire and memory concerns could be related to medications. Adderal and Xanax both are powerful (and addictive) drugs that are pushing and pulling your body in two directions. Speak with your physician about your current meds, your symptoms, and which supplements, if any, he would suggest.

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