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Author Topic: Fatigue/Indifference/Apathy  (Read 2542 times)

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Offline TheRoof

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Fatigue/Indifference/Apathy
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:16:31 AM »
Greetings,

I am currently not on any medication whatsoever... I have had this disease for five years marking the anniversary tomorrow. The first 1 1/2 years living with this disease was relatively easy, it may be my own personal justification or rational attitude towards "life", but I have been feeling more tired than usual.

I run three miles every day & on days that I do not run I bike around the city for 3-4 miles. In other words I take care of myself and try to stay in shape. With that said it is difficult for me to concentrate. When I work or study it is difficult for me to get "in the zone." It is form of malaise, fatigue, burnout like sympthoms. I am pretty introverted and tend to internalize everything. I do not know how to relax.

I have taken adderal before just for college study from my doctor and while it does activate your prefrontal-cortex I made the decision not be on any medication at this current time. What are some pointers in context of nutrition (diet), strategy/tactic, that can enhance my way of living so I can become a productive, useful human capital asset in this demanding society.

Offline BT65

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Re: Fatigue/Indifference/Apathy
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 04:15:19 AM »
What are your numbers?  Cd4's and viral load I mean.  It's hard to really say a lot without knowing where your labs are.  Should you be on meds? 

I am in grad school and work part-time.  I know how difficult it can be to study, especially if you've been in school for a while.  It is burnout.  I had to take a break from school or I was going to lose it.  So, over the summer all I did was work part-time. 

Could it be you're getting burned out?  Do you have depression?  It's really hard to give suggestions without knowing more particulars about you. 
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline darryaz

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Re: Fatigue/Indifference/Apathy
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 10:09:02 AM »
Fatigue, indifference and apathy were the first signs I had that I had HIV.

Maybe it's time for you to begin HAART?

Offline IsaacP

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Re: Fatigue/Indifference/Apathy
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 10:00:18 PM »
The first thing to take note of is you are not the same physically and mentally.  A turning point for me occurred when I stopped competing with my old self.

Fatigue/indifference/apathy is part of the infection.  Add to that the emotional toll and you have the perfect storm.  So, get over it. 

I flushed the Gabapentin and accepted that I am different and dealt with all the chronic issues since they are not going to go away.  I changed my workouts from developing, improving, and muscle growth toward just pleased that I make it to the gym when i do and happy working toward completing 45 to 60 minutes of exercise. 

I also have no more guilt sitting in my corner of the couch.  The dishes can wait and I'll do my bills tomorrow.  Bottom line...there are others in worse shape and I'm so glad to be alive! Also, I love my corner of the world.

I have hope you can move positively foreword.


Offline joemutt

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Re: Fatigue/Indifference/Apathy
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 10:36:28 PM »
The first thing to take note of is you are not the same physically and mentally.  A turning point for me occurred when I stopped competing with my old self.

Fatigue/indifference/apathy is part of the infection.  Add to that the emotional toll and you have the perfect storm.  So, get over it.

I flushed the Gabapentin and accepted that I am different and dealt with all the chronic issues since they are not going to go away.  I changed my workouts from developing, improving, and muscle growth toward just pleased that I make it to the gym when i do and happy working toward completing 45 to 60 minutes of exercise. 

I also have no more guilt sitting in my corner of the couch.  The dishes can wait and I'll do my bills tomorrow.  Bottom line...there are others in worse shape and I'm so glad to be alive! Also, I love my corner of the world.

I have hope you can move positively foreword.

Get over it? Pray tell us how.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2013, 10:39:30 PM by joemutt »

Offline phillypinko

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Re: Fatigue/Indifference/Apathy
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 04:28:07 PM »
Greetings,

I am currently not on any medication whatsoever... I have had this disease for five years marking the anniversary tomorrow. The first 1 1/2 years living with this disease was relatively easy, it may be my own personal justification or rational attitude towards "life", but I have been feeling more tired than usual.

I run three miles every day & on days that I do not run I bike around the city for 3-4 miles. In other words I take care of myself and try to stay in shape. With that said it is difficult for me to concentrate. When I work or study it is difficult for me to get "in the zone." It is form of malaise, fatigue, burnout like sympthoms. I am pretty introverted and tend to internalize everything. I do not know how to relax.

I have taken adderal before just for college study from my doctor and while it does activate your prefrontal-cortex I made the decision not be on any medication at this current time. What are some pointers in context of nutrition (diet), strategy/tactic, that can enhance my way of living so I can become a productive, useful human capital asset in this demanding society.
I have had the same symptoms for years. My psychiatrist diagnosed me with PTSD. I just do not give a crap about anything and feel kind of spaced out all the time like I am in shock or stunned.

Offline james3000

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Re: Fatigue/Indifference/Apathy
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 08:17:56 AM »
I would talk to your ID Doctor about your feelings, it could be the start of depression ? or you could have sleep Apnea ?
Could be your immune system fighting HIV infection ?
I tried Acupuncture that was very relaxing if only for a short time.


 


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