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Can The Hepatitis Vaccine Cause Muscle Ache

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muscles aches after my body cleared hepatitis c

My body was able to rid Hepatitis C on its own but I still have aches and pains. I had all the symptoms: nausea, jaundice, wt loss for 2 weeks. My viral load was in the 500,000 then dropped 3 days later to 11,000 and now the doctor said I'm...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It sounds like you are currently taking treatment for HCV and you are complaining of body aches, which is a very common complaint on peg interferon, which is the culprit. NSAIDS, like Motrin or Advil, can be helpful when taken as directed. It is... Read more »

Hepatitis B & Muscle ache

I have chronic hepatitis B infection. Occasionally I experience muscle ache in by legs. Is muscle ache one of the symptoms of hepatitis B. I was tested negative for HIV-1 after 7 months and negative for HIV-2 after 9-week period. I did not...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chronic hepatitis B can have very non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, body and muscle aches, or no symptoms at all. You should have your HBV infection fully evaluated to see if therapy is indicated for you. If you are concerned about HIV... Read more »

hepatitis B vaccine reaction?

About a month ago I got my first installment of the Hepatitis B vaccine. It was given in my right shoulder, and ever since the muscles in my shoulder have been aching. It feels a bit like a pulled muscle, but it has been continuous and unchanging...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The most probable cause of your symtoms is the administration of the vaccine. It is also possible, that you had some damage to a nerve or ligament.The vaccine has to go in the muscle for better results,so ,you should not change the site of... Read more »

Muscle aches - HIV induced???

Hey Doc what can I do? I am constantly tired but mostly achy. Not on any meds yet as I have good counts. I have had 4 tests in the last year or so that show elevated CPK. But doctor keeps telling me not to exercise before tests, I haven't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In general we would expect a 50-80 CD4 cell drop per year in someone not on antiretroviral therapy. Although there is considerable fluctuation from person to person in this regard, you have dropped steadily over the past year from 995 to 704.... Read more »
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STRANGE MUSCLE ACHES

Posted by michel2222, 2 Replies
Hello!
After having unprotected vaginal sex with a woman of unknown HIV-status (though I doubt she had a history of high risk behaviour), the following happened:
-After 1 month, I had a cold, which included severe sneezing and some coughing. It lasted... Read more »

Muscles Aches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was googling around the internet and found the following info regarding muscles aches:

"The symptoms can include pain and aching in the muscles, usually thighs and shoulders, as well as weakness, with difficulty when rising from a chair or reaching... Read more »

Muscle aches and fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a 35yr old just diagnosed 1 year ago. I have such muscle aches it is hard for me to stand up straight some times and I am fatigued alot. Is there anybody out there that can help in my problems or anyone with ideas on how to deal with this?

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muscle & joint pain

Posted by ElGringo, 1 Reply
Just wondering if anyone else has probs with joint disease or muscle wasting? I didn't have much of an issue til about 3 yrs ago & the cartilidge in my joints started withering away. Did the usual xrays etc & short of joint replacement, only... Read more »