|FATIGUE AND MUSCLE PAIN
Jan 10, 2003
I'M HIV+ FOR 9 YRS. WELL CONTROLLED HIV, T4>800,VIRAL LOAD <50. I WAS 285LBS. HAD GASTRIC BYPASS AND SO FAR LOST 85LBS. H&H ARE 13.5/40.3 LYME TITER-NEG,EBV-NEG,CMV-NEG,B12 NORMAL,LACTIC ACID-NORMAL,THYROID STUDIES-NORMAL I'M NOT DEPRESSED, BUT DOWNRIGHT ANGRY THAT I LOOK GOOD AFTER LOOSING WEIGHT, HAVE GREAT HIV NUMBERS BUT FEEL CRAPPY ALL THE TIME. I TAKE MUTI-VITAMINS 2X PER DAY TO COUNTER NUTRITIONAL LOSS DUE TO BYPASS. HIV MED FOR LAST 3 YEARS ARE KALETRA AND HIVID ONLY. MY PROBLEMS ARE FATIGUE, I FUNCTION FOR 4 HRS THEN NEED A NAP OF 1-2 HRS TO RE-ENERGIZE. ALSO HAVE MUSCULAR PAIN AND ACHY ALMOST FLU-LIKE, FOR LAST 4 YEARS. FIRST IT WAS BLAMED ON EXCESSIVE WEIGHT NOW WHAT? I'M OUT OF GUESSES AND SO IS MY MD. ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS FOR ANY HELP, XML.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Have you been checked for any signs of myopathy or low level lactic acidosis? Have you had your testosterone levels checked? Consider switching off the HIVID if you have other options. An evaluation be a rheumatologist might be useful. KH
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