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Your Response to Inquiry "Truvada / Isentress and Muscle Stiffness / Joint Pain" on 1/25/2010
Mar 4, 2010

In your response you asked anyone else experiencing similar symptoms to post.

I have been taking HIV medications for a little over 3 years now. 45 days ago I moved from Truvada+Lexiva to Truvada+Isentress. I have noticed significant stiffening in my legs--an aching as if I had been exercising vigorously. I am a person who until know had rarely experienced such soreness in my legs, even after very vigorous work-outs. I take Avinza and Norco for pain control for spine issues but remain healthy from moderate exercise they enable. Even with these pain medications in the back ground my legs feel very stiff or achy.

Perhaps with time this will get better. But, I wanted to let you know that the patient who wrote about this problem is not the only one experiencing it.


Response from Dr. Henry

Thanks-that feedback is hugely useful!! Thanks for sharing-others are invited as well. KH


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