Jul 13, 2012
Dear Dr. Keith Henry, You have helped me lot earlier. http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SideEffects/Q220898.html. I am on AZT+3TC+NVP regimen since last year before I got P.N due to d4t then I switch to AZT.My CD4 count 485 ( Feb 2012) Recently in these days I feel lot of lower back pain both sides. I am underweight (40Kgs + 162mm height). Every time I report to my Doctor for this he prescribed Calcium+Vitamin D pills. But there is not much relief I got with these pills. Please access my problem, is this caused due to osteoporosis or Peripheral Encephalopathy or HIV itself.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Back pain is very common in the general population and can be a challenge to precisely diagnose the cause and treat. HIV related pripheral neuropathy and/or osteoporosis are not usually the cause of back pain for someone in your situation.. Kidney problems, low back muscle strain/weakness, disc disease, and other non-HIV causes are the most common factors causing back pain. KH
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