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Can A Person With HIV Take Cymbalta

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...for the treatment of diabetic nerve pain. Lyrica -- An anticonvulsant that has been shown to provide pain relief indiabetes PN. There is a study currently underway looking at the effectivenessof Lyrica in HIV PN. Cymbalta -- An antidepressant approved for diabetic nerve pain anddepression that affects two naturally-occurring chemicals in the brain. Theremay be interactions with HIV drugs but that has not been studied. ...
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Follow-up To Depression Meds With HIV Meds

In your response about using Cymbalta with Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir, you said to make sure to not drink alcohol with Cymbalta as it could cause issues with the liver. Is Cymbalta harder on the liver than other depression meds? Or, would you...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...effects of the various mood-elevating drugs are well-known and controlled. I think it's safe to say that many, if not most, HIV positive persons take (and benefit from!) an anti-depressant without complications. These drugs are widely... Read more »

Follow-up about Depression meds

I was reading a post someone made about taking Lexapro with Norvir. I'm not on meds yet, but my doc and I have already determined the regimen I will start when that day comes. I was wanting to start a depression med, but I heard about possible...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many of the medication/drug classes that you list can have interaction issues with some HIV medications (particularly with boosted protease inhibitors). Nonetheless, I have numerous patients taking each (sometimes more Read more »

Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side effects (e.g., Nexium, TriCor,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to rule out malignancy or a localized infection.Good luck J,Dr. BobYet another question on fatigue Jan 9, 2010I have been Aids defined since 2002, tcells are about 1000 now on meds, VL was undetectable till last month just a blip so my Doc... Read more »

Dr. Bob PLEASE, extra detail to question on Wed. @ 2pm ET

Dr. Bob, this is "George the OCDer." I left out one bit of information to my inquiry titled "Dr. Bob (PLEASE OPEN) a THANKS for answering my question," which I sent Wednesday, May 5 @ 2pm ET. I'll include it below. I just wanted to be a little more...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...George, I strongly advise you see a psychiatrist to help you confront and cope with your irrational fears and your anxiety. HIV is not your problem, but you do have a problem!Dr. Bob Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...safe and effective for those purposes. Regular medicine does not have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be harmless, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been dealing with this for some time now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I... Read more »

Just diagnosed

Posted by Amadoda, 5 Replies
...almost 2 years up until a few months ago - is there likely any residue in my system of say meth, that could interact with the HIV drug regimen? So many questions....so much to consider. I feel overwhelmed. Read more »

PLS Help Me EricCo, Hellfire72, GmanBill and friends

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was exposed to pos+ woman, vag intercourse. no condom, 0.5hrs. Tested neg 3.5 at months with Elisa 3rd generation, and neg hiv1 DNA PCR both tests done by A.I.M. health (Health Line Labs). I had the symptoms of sweats, rash on my back, weight... Read more »

Having a hard time coping with the depression

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...sometimes all i feel is hopeless. I've talked to my doc and am on Lexapro but that hasn't done any good. I want to know what other people do to cope. I don't think I'm being a drama queen (although I'm good at that). Do other people just want... Read more »