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Can Hiv Cause You To Have Anxiety Attacks

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Anxiety panic attacks and ARV's

I have been on Stocrin, Stavudine and Lamivudine for a month now and i've started to get severe anxiety and panic attacks to the point where I cannot see clients and have to leave work early because I am shaking uncontrollably and look probably...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
One of the drugs you're taking, Stocrin or efavirenz, is known to cause a variety of central nervous system side effects, such as insomnia, disturbing dreams, nightmares and anxiety. Given the time course of your symptoms, it seems quite likely... Read more »

Anxiety attacks and Atripla

Hello,Im a 41 year old man who was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. My t-cells and viral load slowly... Read more »

Why is Stribild giving me real anxiety attacks?

According to the experts, night anxiety attacks mostly occur during sleep. I have anxiety attacks... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treatment Action Campaign Chair Zackie Achmat's Doctor Says Heart Attack Not Caused by Antiretroviral Medication

South African HIV/AIDS advocacy group Treatment Action Campaign Chair Zackie Achmat, who is HIV-positive, on Monday said that he is "convinced" that the heart attack he experienced on Thursday was not caused by the antiretroviral medications he has... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Low CD4 Count Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk With HIV

A latest CD4 count below 200 raised the risk of acutemyocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) in a largestudy of people with HIV, regardless of what otherheart risk factors those people had. 1 A viral load above100,000 copies also made a heart... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Afghanistan Bombing Could Cause AIDS Explosion

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Can anxiety cause armpit and neck pain/stinging?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 2 Replies
Has anyone experienced this?
I know what anxiety and panic attack is as I have experienced it first hand but never before do I remember having this 'weird' sensation. Any worried wells here experience stinging pain in both armpits and constant dull... Read more »

Anxiety (attack)

Posted by worriedsick, 3 Replies
Hello everyone,

I just recently took a 15 day waiting test for HIV--the miami health department made it a nightmare to take the get your results in an hour test. I am unsure of my status but the anxiety is killing me--to top it off i am taking the... Read more »

Can anxiety cause armpit and neck pain/stinging?

Posted by 333, 2 Replies
Hi all,

Can anyone tell be if severe anxiety can cause stinging pain in both armpits and at the back of the neck? Did anyone here experience that? Read more »

Panic Attacks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It would seem that the fear of HIV could be considered a major life stress and thus be a trigger for panic disorders.

Amazing how similar so many symptoms are to what people experience here.

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