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Author Topic: Anger issues with medication  (Read 3341 times)

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Offline pinkadam

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Anger issues with medication
« on: October 10, 2006, 02:13:06 PM »
Hey guys

Recently diagnosed with HIV. My doctor put me on medication (Truvada and Sustiva).
Lately , i have been noticing , iam very rude to the people. Iam loosing patience. Iam trying to figure out if  this is a side effect from my medication.
Did any one of experience similar issues.If then what did u do to minimise them

Thanks alot
Tony

Offline TugaMan

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 05:06:44 PM »
Yes, I did to.
What do I do now? Well, i try to control myself... think if the anger I'm feeling is really justified or not. Most of the times it's not. Meanwhile, i argued with a very good friend of mine over "nothing". Things eventually got better, but I realised i was overreacting.
Before starting with Truvada+Sustiva I was a much quieter, calmer, person...

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 08:32:47 PM »
click here for the recent thread "Truvada lowers my stress point"

Offline ARMANDO

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 09:35:42 AM »
it is definitely the truvada that is causing this side effect.I noticed it too and it sometimes is unbelievable to me that i could be so rude but yet i have no control at the time.

Offline SoSadTooBad

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2006, 11:34:19 AM »
Tony - could be a combination of things - I started Combivir and Sustiva in June of 2006 - I can tell you that I was hell on wheels for the first few months.  Could not figure out if it was the stress and anxiety of finding out I was positive (when my T-cells were already down to 78) or the personality change from the medication. 

Sounds like you also got the diagnosis and the start on meds pretty close together - I think this combination of events is pretty stressful - and THEN you add the meds themselves.

Things have definitely started to even out, I am feeling so much better that I am probably more laid back than I ever was before. 

I think once you see the improvement in your overall health, and you start to feel like there is some light at the end of the tunnel, you too will ease up on the anger.  Stay focused on the small improvements - like your appetite returning, or gaining a few needed pounds, or having the energy to really enjoy a nice Saturday - I know those things have done so much more for my mental state that the short term issues I was facing back in June seem like a distant memory.

Hang in there - I know I get a tremendous boost from a few minutes on these forums - hope you do too.


Offline Pochi

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2006, 12:13:13 PM »
Thank you for those words "SoSadTooBad". I am sure that more than one of us needed to read that.
Salud! :D

Offline chemistry001

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2006, 03:58:25 PM »
I can relate and i think my boyfriend would agree, i've had mood swings since starting meds and like SoSadTooBad said it maybe due to being diagnosed in a short time of taking the meds.
I find myself in a real grump sometimes and there is nothing i can do to get out of it, i just realise now that this is the case for a short time and normally i stay clear of people.
Sorry i have no advice to give, just empathy.

Much love
Paul xx
Diagnosed 01/08/06
CD4-9, VL->500,000, CD4% 1
Started on Sustiva/combivir 22/08/06 changed to kivexa 18/09/06
02/10/06
CD4-50, VL-1496, CD4% 5
04/12/06
CD4-112, VL-125, CD4% 7.5
22/02/07
CD4-121, VL-<50, CD4% 9
29/05/07
CD4-125, VL-71,(re-done 149), CD4% 11
25/09/07
CD4 -231, VL-74, CD4% 15
Cant remember the next few dates
17/01/08  Kaletra and Truvada
CD4 - 281, VL-115
06/03/08
CD4 - 287, VL-178

Offline suzieque

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2006, 03:40:37 AM »
Hi.
  I wonder if it is the Sustiva? I had a really bad reaction to it, and my doctor say's he has seen everything from mood swings to severe psychotic behaviour from this medicine. I guess many people go on to feel fine after some time, I felt like I was losing my mind!! I would talk to your doctor about it, perhaps you could change to nevirapine? Just my own experience. Good luck and best wishes!

Offline antibody

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2006, 05:48:55 PM »
yeah! sustiva  pisses me off too.  >:(
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Offline bkrason

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006, 09:34:52 PM »
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Offline yowsaa

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2006, 03:24:41 AM »
Hi.
  I wonder if it is the Sustiva? I had a really bad reaction to it, and my doctor say's he has seen everything from mood swings to severe psychotic behaviour from this medicine.

Yikes ! Been on the bomb for 6 years. Probably so looney now, I just think I'm normal  ;D

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2006, 05:03:18 PM »
Is this why I BLEW UP at my new neighbor the other day when he complained about my playing music too loud.  Or was it because he was an asshole and my stereo was only on the 2nd LOWEST level?

I can't decide whether to write him a short note apologizing for calling him a "dick."  PLEASE ADVISE.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline yowsaa

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2006, 12:34:14 PM »
Ya, like him or not for me anyways I would apologise saying how I reacted was uncalled for. But hey, my life goal is for standing room only at my funeral lol.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2006, 05:14:18 PM »
Well, he was kind of a dick.  I mean come on -- seriously it was on the 2nd lowest volume marking.  How loud could it have been down there?

I hope he hears it when I pop in porn DVDs too.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline TimHere

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2006, 12:20:00 AM »
I am completly convinved that Jesus himself would have gotten into a fist fight had he been taking Sustiva. I'm working on a fun little article called "Sustiva and Jesus." I'm covering some of my observations on this drug and how it affects the mind, body and soul. (I'll try to post it in the nerxt couple of weeks)I have been on Sustiva-Truvada for 3 months... I consider myself a Buddhist but now believe in purgatory and hell.  Sustiva made me understand what women go through on their periods. Maybe they should add some Midol and Zanex into the formula.

Offline yowsaa

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Re: Anger issues with medication
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2006, 12:55:47 AM »
You guys are nuts lol  ;)
I know now I belong here  :)

 


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