|EFV/FTC/TFV bone pain
Dec 7, 2003
I've been on this combination for 4 weeks and have had very achy pains in my chest (it feels like I've been kicked in the chest) in my lower back and in my right shoulder. I also get a fever that tops out around 101.5 but the pain and fever can be controlled with ibuprofren. HOwever, I've been on 3200 mg a day since the week I started this combo. Could it be something else going on. I don't have any other real side-effects from the EFV (dreams, etc.) so I'm wondering which drug(s) could be causing it.
| Response from Dr. Conway
However, in some of the Viread studies, there were reports of loss of bone mass that was associated with the drug, so I would look there as a cause among your drugs. There are some blood tests, such as bone-associated alkaline phosphatase that can be done to begin to look into this, and to help figure out if the pain is indeed coming from your bones.
I hope this helps.
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