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all body nervous pains on PEP
Dec 24, 2005

please answer!!! nobody knows! after half healed herpes sore exposure to vaginal fluids i was put on PEP(sustiva,heptavir,stavir) after 10 hours. now 16 day of pep. and i experience nervous pains all over the body including lymph under armpit, upper arms, upper chest, neck, fleeting pains on all legs, all arms, wrist joint - just everywhere!!! the pain does not usually stay and not sensible to touch. i just feel it. no fever. don't know to assess lymph nodes size - nothing particularly unusual, but i'm rubbing them much. what is this supposed to be? seroconversion? sustiva side effect? waiting impatiently...

Response from Dr. Henry

Most likely Sustiva related side effects. Would check with your primary MD or the prescribing MD for a safety check--only 12 mre days to reach 28 then drug side effects should start diminishing! KH

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Mild, but painful Sustiva Rash - doen't respond to OTC anti-histamines

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