Anxiety Of Thinking You Have Can Cause 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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Fear and Shame..affraid to get tested (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Dr. Bob. I'm a hetero guy who is very ashamed as I made a big mistake. In a drunken state I let another guy perform unprotected oral on me. I don't know what I was thinking.It lasted all of a few seconds until I realized what was going on and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quite rare auto immune disease which thankfully can be treated. Whilst I`m not suggesting that worried people who think they hav HIV symptoms will also have it or anything similar, in my case it was only once I had taken the test and received 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 »

I think I'm dying from HIV with Balanitis, My (once again!!) CNN Hero Nominee Dr. Bob?

Hi my lovely Dr. Bob! Remember me? I nominated u last year for CNN Heroes and has so done again. I really hope you and your foundation will get some exposure. You do deserve it tremeandously!!! Ok, soon I'll either jump from a bridge or go to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...worry for HIV and STDS," BINGO!!! I absolutely agree. You need psychological counseling to help you confront these irrational fears and anxieties and also to treat your depression.Also, considering you are so STD/HIV-phobic, why would you have... Read more »

Follow Up 3: Thinking of Checking Out of This Anxious Existence

Dr Bob,Few more weeks to go for testing. I am finally starting to get some relief from anxiety that I have been going through. I strongly urge others in the situation to see a psychiatrist. I have severe GAD and am being treated for it. I now no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Glad you're feeling better. By the way, even though you are "still confident" that you have acquired HIV from unprotected oral, I, on the other hand, remain convinced you did not. Shall we make a bet on who ultimately turns out to be correct?... 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 Body

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

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children books and videos that they can view on their own. Taking Care of Yourself Talking to children about HIV can create anxiety for parents. Educate yourself and have resources on hand. You'll feel more comfortable if you know the facts. Try... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...Prozac or Zoloft Behavior that is abrasive or antagonizing -- antipsychotic agents such as Haldol and Risperdal Agitation and anxiety -- CNS depressants such as Valium Research studies are ongoing to find new and better ways of treating... Read more »
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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 »

Aids2hiv do you relly think??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am new here. I have tested negative at 13 weeks. I had MANY signs of hiv. do you really think 13 weeks is conclusive? I have been reading your posts, and you seem to be well educated on this matter. Read more »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...more suseptible to colds, flu, etc? I haven't slept for a while now, (weeks) haven't eaten all that great, and Im usually so anxious/nervous/worried that I can't concentrate and have a 24 hr. a day 7 days a week headache.... Do things like... Read more »

Anxiety and fear/Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know of any other disease that my cause so much anxiety and so much fear in people. They tell us to be educated but as I am reading the articles and information, the more fear and anxietyRead more »
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