Horrible upper back & neck pain


Diagnost + 7 weeks ago with cd4 starting at 207 and VL 13,000. Started Atripla 4 weeks ago CD4 is now 400 and VL undetectable. Problem is I am having this horrible upper back pain near my sholder blades, neck stiffness, headaches, and extreme fatigue. Any idea what you think this might be?


Hello and thanks for your post.

I don't think that your symptoms are related to your HIV medications; rather, they sound like muscle spasms or what is sometimes called "tension headaches"- a painful, but not particularly serious issue.

I'd bring this to your doctor's attention, just to be sure (since you've just started on meds).

Be well, BY