|Patellar Pain on my left knee and lower abdomen ligament pain
Dec 7, 2011
Dear Doctor; Sice 5 months ago I am suffering severe pain in my left knee patellar tendon. Few weeks ago a pain started when in the lower abdomen (that intensifies when I play soccer). It's a superficial pain which drive my doctor to suspect that it is a tendon or ligament. I'm no doctor, but I do listen to my body and I have the feeling I have side effects from medication that are not allowing me to make the sport so much I like (soccer). I'm taking following medication: Lamivudina (twice a day 150 mg each), Efavirenz (once a day 600 mg) and Tenofovir (300 mg a day). Mi question is, do you think there is any possibility that one (or more) of this cocktail are causing patellar problemas? In the case of my knee I haved try very lomg rehabilitation sessions (for months and stoppong playing soccer) but I had no improvement. I have spoke many many times with mi HIV doctor buy he only say that the medication has nothing to do and I'm not agree with him. Please, I need your help, I'm 33 years old and I can't live without doing sport (it's part of my life). I appreciate your response and advice. I'm infected 2 years with VL= < 50 and CD4 = 450. I was doing well the first months until de doctor changed my the AZT by Tenofovir due hemoglobin problems with this medicin (AZT). Thank yoy very much, Adrian
| Response from Dr. Henry
Knee problems in athletes are very common and frequently frustrating. It would be unlikely that your HIV regimen would be directly related to your knee/abdominal complaints. KH
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