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How Do You Get Rid Of Fatigue

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The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
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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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J in NYC,HIV-associated fatigue is extremely common. That's why we have an entire expert forum devoted to the topic! The cause of HIV-associated fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial. That means there are several contributing... Read more »

Extend me, Keep me, and dont get rid of me!

I have been HIV+ since April 1st, 2000. No April Fools! Since then and more recently since September of 2001, I have started to have serious bouts of side effects, which have basically encapsulated my daily work and life routine. On top of this,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
There are so many questions in your question that all I can do is pose some back to you, to help you sort this out. 1. Which is more important to you: keeping your job or restoring your health? 2. Would an objective observer decide that you are... Read more »

Fatigue and pain meds

Dear Doctor,I have had on going problems with fatigue. I've tried different combinations that didn't help and yes I had all the blood work done and everything is normal.I also went to a shrink in case I was depressed. He didn't think...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloPercocet and Roxicodone are both opiate derivatives and are excellent for treatment of some types of pain. These narcotics, although classified as central nervous system depressants, sometimes induce a feeling of well being as part of the... Read more »


Hello Dr. Keith. Background: 59 y/o male, pos since 2000, never any problems, always undetectible, T cells always around 1100, on Atripla, no side effects. No physical problems. I have a complete cardiac workup once a year, not problems. My problem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fatigue is common in aging persons and appears to be more common in HIV+ persons. It is possible that the efavirenz could be contributing so a trial switch to an alternative regimen may be worth considering if not other factors identified. Sleep... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm experiencing fatigue and have stopped caffeine months ago to help rid insomnia. Does anyone know any natural remedies which works that I might try?


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Posted by planonstaying, 7 Replies
i was recently diagnosed and am still waiting for bloodwork I got the test because of fatigue issues i have been having. most other stuff had been eliminated and I knew I was at risk=/

I am going to ask the specialist about fmla when i see her. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anything we can do to get rid of gravedigger? I think it is horrible to allow him to continue to post about stereo equipment and things that are just scaring the daylights out of people. One would think someone here could do something. I... Read more »

to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... Read more »