Feb 21, 2012
I have been on med truvada & isentress since september 2011 first ti me taking meds in 12 yrs, I am starting to get pain all over my body can this be a side effect getting fibromyalga (seems what I may have)
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
First, it's probably premature to conclude that your body aches are the result of fibromyalgia. Pubmed Health has a nice overview of this disease/syndrome.
That said, there are a number of things that can cause muscle and joint pain (in the winter season, one of the most common is influenza), and if your symptoms are worsening you should let your healthcare provider know. Among these, muscle inflammation has been reported with HIV medications, including raltegravir (ISENTRESS). A simple blood test can tell if you're having muscle injury- then it's a matter of sorting out the cause.
I hope that helps, BY
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