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Common Antidepressant Meds With Hiv

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Meds with Anti-depressants?

Dear Dr. Wohl,Good morning to you.I was diagnosed 2 days ago as HIV positive. It had been almost a year ago that I lasted tested and was negative. Despite the usual emotions involved with such a diagnosis, I remain optimistic. My question to you is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear Ethan,There should not be a major interaction between HIV medications and Lexapro.DW Read more »

Hep C meds, side effects, anti-depressants & Provigil

What is the best medications for Hep C today? Are the many support groups for Hep C for the side... Read more »

Isentress and Depression

I've been on Isentress for about 6 months. It seemed like a good fit (other meds gave me serious... Read more »
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Anti-Depressants Not Linked to Possibly Increasing the Risk of Cancer

...they have a high rate of anti-depressant use. In an abstract presented at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, antidepressants were found to not increase this risk. This large study followed 10,997 individuals at an HIV center both... Read more »
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Women, HIV, and Depression

...drive are also signs, as is losing interest in family, friends, work and life. Treating Depression Talking, using medications (anti-depressants) and making lifestyle changes (like exercise and nutrition) are ways to treat depression. An... Read more »
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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

...TAKING ANTIRETROVIRAL DRUGS (ARVs). Be sure your health care provider knows if you are using St. John's Wort. However, most antidepressant drugs also change the blood levels of some ARVs. You and your health care provider should discuss the... Read more »
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Depression and HIV

...Wort. Valerian or Melatonin may help improve your sleep. Supplements of vitamins B6 or B12 can help if you have a shortage. Antidepressants Some people with depression respond best to medication. Antidepressants can interact with ARVs. They must... Read more »
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Possible infection

Posted by THR, 2 Replies
...feel more numb right now. My insurance is OK, now, but when I lose my job, what can I do? How do I tell people? Because these meds are horrible on my liver, I am stopping my anti-depressents. Is there anything I can do to help my liver? I... Read more »

New to this

Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
...Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much or little sleep etc, I still Read more »

Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
...Tested HIV+ in Sept 2005, contracted it in March or April 2005 (I think) regular monitoring, still no medication, readings holding steady. Read more »

New to meds

Posted by Brookesta, 2 Replies
...for them, that I don't feel I can rely on them during the hard days. I was curious to know how others have dealt with starting meds and the side effects and psychological/emotional challenges that came with it? Read more »