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Author Topic: sustiva and depresion  (Read 2063 times)

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Offline jdn

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sustiva and depresion
« on: June 02, 2008, 09:20:08 AM »
Hello everybody,
This is my first time posting here.  :)
I've started my treatment almost a couple months ago. Sustiva + truvada
Lately Ive been having some hard time at night, difficult sleeping so I take an Orfidal
some times during the day I feel like crying, quite unusual to me. It is also true that I've been overcharged with a lot of emotional stress. Separating from a love relationship, changing work, unstable economic situation.... so I guess this is all contributing to my dis confort. >But I can't stop thinking about well known one side effect of Sustiva: depression.
Has anyone had suffered from it and did it go away??
I'd appreciate some comments
Yours sincerely
JDn from Barcelona.

Offline BT65

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Re: sustiva and depresion
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 12:38:52 PM »
Hi Jdn, welcome to the forums.

Yes, Sustiva is quite famous for causing depression.  However, given your circumstances, I don't know if that would be the sole cause.  How are your numbers? 

What I would suggest is getting into seeing a good therapist and working through emotional issues.  That would help tremendously.  I've been seeing one since 1991 and he's been a god-send.  Good luck and keep us posted.
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Offline jdn

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Re: sustiva and depresion
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 12:53:02 PM »
hi bettytacy
Yes I guess this will be the best option, getting over this emotions, well not over but facing them and understanding...
my numbers lastbefore getting on treatment were VL 166.000 and CD4 280
Hopefully in july when I go back to my doctor these ones will be better.
I'm concerned on side effects but I guess is one thing at a time
the other problem is that I've been moving around the world for quite some time, so it was not the best situation for therapy, but now it is time in july is going to be a little to go back to the womb for me, as we say aroundthe world and back to home.
thanks for your replay
take care


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