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Reged: 08/31/06
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Loc: AK
Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination
      02/22/08 02:57 AM

Hey Gary -
My understanding is that Sustiva can increase psychological episodes - I think it affects those who have some predisposition to that at a greater rate. At first I was put on Paxil because I was having alot of anxiety and depression; however, I have since been diagnosed as bipolar (not sure I am buying into it - but am charting my moods and meeting with therapist on a regular basis) - when I was first told I may be bipolar, I stopped the Paxil and the trazadone, which helps me sleep. After a few months I went back on the trazadone because of sleep disturbance issues associated with, I assume, Sustiva. I have been told that antidepressants can make bipolar worse - so if I go back on something it will be a mood stabilizer. First tho I want to track my moods for a good 6 months to see if there is a discernible pattern. Not sure how that will go since last week I was so depressed I didn't go to work one day - just laid in bed for hours. I feel apathetic and out of it. Luckily, the last two days have been MUCH better - have been to the gym and work has gone ok - we shall see.
Sorry - kinda went off tangent - ooops
Anyway - I think it is definitely worth talking to your Dr about if you are feeling depressed or anxious - they have different drugs for them - some are anti-anxiety some are anti-depressants.
Do you take anything to sleep? I find being exhausted really depletes my ability to handle stress and life in general.
Are you eating out of emotional distress? I find I look to food for comfort, especially when I am tired. Feel free to ask specifics or share more of what you are experiencing - ask the experts - sometimes they have good instant feedback.
Huge hugs to you -

Focus on your potential.

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* Sustiva + Truvada combination richwales 02/20/08 10:45 PM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination picaropsv   02/22/08 07:46 AM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination richwales   02/21/08 10:15 PM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination sunflower   02/21/08 02:49 AM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination Choosing2Liv   02/21/08 04:04 PM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination sunflower   02/22/08 02:57 AM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination Choosing2Liv   02/22/08 09:53 PM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination whocanfigure   02/21/08 02:08 AM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination franfrog   02/21/08 01:22 AM
. * Re: Sustiva + Truvada combination Leonardo   02/20/08 11:51 PM

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