How Long Does Fatigue Last

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drugs to combat long term fatigue

Is there a drug that will help fight long term fatigue. I have been poz for fifteen years, and the last 4 years have been really bad. It could be depression. Im not sure. Thank you for your response.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation lately about duct tape and plastic sheeting, how can we not be stressed?) Depression/anxiety/stress can cause not only a loss of energy, weight, appetite, and sleep, but it can also decrease sex drive, which of course is another reason to be... Read more »

Major Depression, Fatigue and Long Term Disability

I have lost my medical certificate due to a major depression incident, with the lost has taken me... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,It was inspiring hearing your presentation in Monterey at CHOMP last Thursday. You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...I Know if I Have Fatigue? What Causes Fatigue, and How Is It Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Fatigue? Fatigue is tiredness that does not go away when you rest. It can be physical or psychological. With physical fatigue , your muscles... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs care provider immediately if you experience a bad rash or a rash together with any of the following symptoms: fever, lack of energy, excessive tiredness, muscle or joint pain, blisters, blisters in the mouth, and pink eye. Liver... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Dealing With Fatigue

... By itself, fatigue is not a "disease." When persistent and severe, however, fatigue (feeling tired all the time, lacking stamina, having too little energy to do things) can disrupt one's life, interfering with daily activities, socializing, Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Finds Fatigue Linked to Quality of Sleep

...falling asleep and staying asleep. In the stage where there are some symptoms of HIV disease, difficulty falling asleep and daytime tiredness become more common. In people with AIDS, "extreme" sleep disruption and fatigue are common. These... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...guessing it is different from feeling tired after a days activities? Also does ARS possible entail fatigue? and if so approx. how long would it take to wear off? Read more »

Meds - How long to adjust?

Posted by calguy2009, 2 Replies
...3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of fatigue, with spurts of some energy and no appetite to speak of. I'm hoping that this will pass. How long... Read more »


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 Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Could someone tell me when the onset of fatigue is supposed to occur? How long after possible exposure? I've had a possible exposure and am waiting to get tested next tuesday. Read more »