|My right leg is in pain
May 2, 2007
I have been positive for over 9 years and I just recently started meds and been on them for over 4 months. I am on Truvada, lexiva, norvir. But recently my right leg is hurtin me I have alot of pain. I can hardly walk mostly at my upper thigh then it shoots down to the rest. Do you think this is because of my medications?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Pain localized as you describe would generally not be due directly to the HIV medications. Some forms of immune reconstitution or flare-ups of spinal cord inflammation can be due to effective treatment or HIV itself. Often there can be a mechanical problem in the spinal cord area (a pinched nerve from a bulging disc for example). I would advise seeing your HIV specialist and/or a neurologist for a thorough examination. KH
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