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Musculoskeletal pain
Sep 8, 2013

I am on stribild once daily. In the past few wks I have started having joint pain (hands, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles-accompanied with clicking during movement) my muscles hurt, my veins are visible through my breasts and lateral torso. I can pick up a gal of milk, and experience lasting strain/pain down my neck. My legs are fatigued walking 7 steps, as though i have been exercising for awhile. My hair is falling out in handfuls just from gentle bathing-but i was on like 2.5 months of sterroids w the pcp pn.. All of these symptoms..Do they sound typical of hiv and stribild? I take multi-vit, caltrate, coconut oil capsules, dapsone(allergic to sulfa), fish oil, stribild, celexa, skin-nails-hair vitamin, acidophalus, i think that is it.

Response from Dr. Henry

Those symptoms are not typical for either HIV or Stribild but can be seen in advanced HIV disease as a person tries to fully recover from being very ill. A good general health, muscle, joint, hormone, and nutrition assessment is suggested to see what other factors might be contributing to your symptoms. KH

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