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hiv and hypertrophy
Oct 16, 2009

I have been hiv for 12yrs.I have been on many meds. Currently I am on reyataz,truvada, and norvir. I have had muscle pain since 3months before i was diagnosed hiv. After the AZT and all the body changes my muscles hurt even worse. Biopsy 7yrs ago showed a myopathy. My muscles are now getting bigger in my calves and shoulders. My feet and hands now hurt and I have incredible stiffness. The hypertrophy is very noticeable. Any ideas?

Response from Dr. Henry

Further evaluation for myopathy, mitochondrial dysfunction, endocrine disorders, or rheumatologic disorders may be warranted. Rheumatologist are often helpful for assessment of myopathic pain/musclle disorders. Your current HIV regimen has not been clearly linked to an increased rate of myopathy. KH

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