Jan 16, 2006
I am 40 yrs old and was taking 1.75 ml of Somatropin per day for about 4 months and started suffering severe joint pain in knees then hips. I cut dosage in 1/2 and then eventually stopped. Its been 3 weeks and I have stoped completely but am still in pain. All I can do is take 10-15 Advil through out the day. What can I do to eleviate the pain. Will I ever get back to normal and if so how long?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Pain due to growth hormone like products can take weeks to months to decrease. Often NSAIDS like Motrin or naproxen help but sometimes a mild narcotic is needed. Your HIV specialist would be the best person to evaluate if further work-up or more aggressive treatment is needed to relieve your pain complaint. KH
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