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bscottmatt
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Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada
      08/09/13 10:39 PM

Hi all. I just wanted to say that I was on this combo for about five years before severe mental torture forced me to stop the meds. I was fine for the first couple years then a slow progression of a mental fog (I can't really even call it a sadness) forced me to be admitted once to a psychiatric ward where I was bounced between almost every antidepressant class on the market. I kept telling my doctor that it was the HIV meds that were causing my mental torture but they wouldn't believe me.

Now I am about a week and a half off the meds and I'm finally feeling like myself again. It took almost a year of pleading and getting a new HIV doctor before someone finally listened. So if you've been on a regimen for a few years and you feel yourself sliding into a dark place and antidepressants aren't working, you might want to consider talking to your doctor about coming off that regimen. I don't even care what the risk of coming off meds has caused. There was no way I could continue living with the extreme dread I felt every minute of every waking hour like I did. I see my new doctor again in two weeks to decide what the next step is.

Good luck to you all.

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* Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada bscottmatt 08/09/13 10:39 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada Chris07   08/22/13 07:09 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada bscottmatt   08/27/13 06:44 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada BrokenWingedBird   08/28/13 04:48 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada bscottmatt   08/31/13 05:01 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada BrokenWingedBird   08/23/13 06:57 AM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada iam1   08/14/13 11:13 AM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada BrokenWingedBird   08/14/13 06:41 AM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada bscottmatt   08/20/13 06:20 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada BigRiji   08/11/13 06:00 AM

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