Mar 9, 2005
I'm currently on sustiva and Truvada, but lately I feel very suicidal. I know the sustiva cause depression but it seems it worse than when I started taking it. I've been on the meds for about a year. Now, I'm always thinking of ways of how to kill myself. I have a dissertation defense coming up and I'm no where near prepared. I like my meds because it's only two pill a day. I guess my question is is there another treatment option that's similiar and doesn't not involve sustiva? Also I have a loss of appetite. It's like I'm barely eating enough to survive. Then when I try to force myself to eat, I feel like I'm about to throw up.
| Response from Dr. Henry
If that is one of your first regimens and you have no resistance there should be lots of alternative options if you live in a region of the world like the US or Europe/Australia. You should discuss switching off the Sustiva as soon as possible with your HIV doc! KH
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