|Changed meds - now my neck is stiff
Oct 9, 2001
Changed from Norvir to Sustiva due to cholesterol and triglyceride issues. 5 mos. later (now), I have persistent stiff lower neck with no detectable swollen lymphs and no trauma/injury to neck/body. Combivir and Sustiva are my only meds. Is this possibly related to med. switch and subsequent rapid drop in HDL or Triglyceride? I am scared to look deeper for fear of finding some kind of opport.infec. related cause. CD4 600, vl undetect, CBC and SMAC normal 2mos. ago. Thanx for your hardwork here!
| Response from Dr. Boyle
No, I don't think that your current problems are related to the medication switch. While idiosyncratic reactions can occur, I have not seen this particular one and have not heard any reports of it. You should be evlauated by a physician for other causes for your neck stiffness and potential therapies. Based upon the labs you mention, I doubt that it is HIV related and given that it is chronic it is likely to be musculoskeletal in origin.
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