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Anxiety Causing Hiv Symptoms

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Depression and HIV

...anti-depressants used are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, called SSRIs . They can cause loss of sexual desire and function, lack of appetite, headache, insomnia, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, and restlessness or anxiety. The tricyclics have more side effects than the SSRIs. They can also cause sedation, constipation, and erratic heart beat. Some health care providers also use psychostimulants , the drugs used to treat...
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Student Riddled with HIV Anxiety: Should I go for a HIV Test? (VISIONS AND FEARS OF BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHILE SLEEPING, 2010)

Respected Dr BobYou are God's gift to us who are riddled with HIV anxiety, and wish to have a peace of mind. I am yet another such person who desperately need your valuable advice.For the past 6 weeks, I have had 'visions' of being sexually...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...burglar had escaped. Funnily, nothing was stolen. I thought what appeared to be a sexually-assaulted episode to be just irrational fear so I let it go. But now I am running a high fever, feeling dizzy, having large red rashes on my buttocks, a... Read more »

Symptoms...What REALLY is causing them!?

Hi Dr. Bob! Yet again, I am emailing you with a question of mine. I'm not sure if this has been answered but if it has, I understand if it isn't answered a second time! :)As I wrote to you only a few days ago, my car was touched by a naked man...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, stress and anxiety can produce a wide range of "symptoms." We often refer to these symptoms as psychosomatic. They can indeed be very real. Check Read more »

Rape and HIV fear

3 weeks ago, I was date raped by this guy. Of course, he didn't use a condom. 12 days after the incident, I got flu-like symptoms which come and go - sore throat and sometimes my legs/arms are hot as if I have a fever. But when I check my body...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...rape. There is no reason to let him get away with this.The symptoms you are having are very non-specific. They could be due to anxiety or a variety of other causes other than HIV. The only way to know if you've been exposed is to go for an HIV... Read more »

HIV SYMPTOMS AND ANXIETY

Recently, I had an encounter with a female commercial sex worker in Thailand.She and I engaged in vaginal intercourse, I did use two US latex condoms and neither appeared tobreak. I was very upset and distraught about the entire experience, it had...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...eliminate the risk, they will significantly reduce the risk when usedconsistantly and correctly.When we're talking about very early symptoms of HIV infection, this is notconsistant with the symptoms that you are having. For people who do... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

..."self-medicate" by using drugs or alcohol to make their problems go away. If you feel that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...HIV-positive people. There are a number of possible causes of fatigue: Lack of rest, poor diet, and not enough exercise Anxiety and depression Alcohol use, smoking, and recreational drug use Infections Anemia Anemia is a shortage... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...nutrients (electrolytes). If the water is not replaced you will become dehydrated. Symptoms of dehydration include: Thirst, anxiety, weakness, confusion, lightheadedness, fainting Smaller amounts of urine Dry and pale skin Increased heart... Read more »
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Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...this is an extremely early case of PN as a result of HIV infection (I'm at 10 weeks now) or whether it can be all chalked up to anxiety. I would accept anxiety as the cause however it seems that these sensations still occur (albeit less... Read more »

am I infected?

Posted by Jimmyjjjx, 1 Reply
...accurate after 3 months, although there is some debate about it being accurate around 10-14 days after subsidence of Acute HIV symptoms (if you were symptomatic), even if that is prior to 3 months. However in my opinion, go for one of the first... Read more »

Is it all in our heads?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I mean all the stuff about ars and hiv symptoms. Could they all not be something else or just created by the mind? I sometimes wonder. Read more »

update

Posted by mike2007, 2 Replies
Hi again...update is that the night sweats stopped after that 2 week period. It's too soon for me to test yet, but I am so scared that I am infected. I feel like my leg muscles in particular are achey and feel heavy to me. The night sweats are my... Read more »