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Severe back pain - truvada, norvir and reyataz

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loscang:
Hi everyone...

Wondering if any of you have experienced this and if so I would like to know how you manage this...

Problem:
The muscles on my back seem to be as tight and as hard as steel all day. Massage and gym and stretches help but I wake every morning with the same sore back muscles which seems to undo the gym, stretching, massage...

Drink lots of water, eat well, take vitamins etc... So I know it's not a mineral deficiency or something of that sorts...

Started when I began this course about 3 months ago. Before that I was on combivar and alluvia... Like the current meds more except for the back muscles which are killing me...

It's beginning to affect my work, life, sleep, etc so I need to find a solution. Don't want to switch unless I have to, like these meds - best so far for me. Sore back is triggering headaches etc...
Ps also suffer from fibromyalgia which is being aggravated by the stiff and sore back muscles...

Thanks in advance for any assistance... 

leatherman:
how soon after switching meds did this problem begin? I've been on that combo (R/N/T) for nearly a decade and never heard of back/muscle issues related to that combo/meds. Can you actually pinpoint this problem to be related to the med change. I ask because not everything is always HIV or med related.

How old are you? Age plays more of a part in a lot of aches and pains than people often want to give it credit for. Did you change your bed? Do you have more stress now for some reason? Stress is often another huge issue for aches and pains. Did you take part in an activity recently that might have affected you back muscles? Think hard on that one. If you've been an active person, it could be highly likely that some activity was the culprit.

For myself, I have been out-of-alignment, tore a muscle in my back in my early 30s, played too hard through my 30s and 40s (work, exercise, amusement parks, hiking and biking, yard work, stress), have a ripped ligament in one shoulder and have aged to 50 being poz since I was about 23 (which means a lot of inflammation over the yrs) so my back often gives me quite a bit of trouble with no one definitive answer as to what is exactly wrong. I know that periodically, I pull the "wrong" muscle in my back (the same old injury) and my back can be painful and messed up (hunched over, walking funny) for several weeks to months (!!) before I feel "well" again.

Just throwing out some ideas for you to think about here. I hope you find some answer - and if not, at least some relief. ;)

leatherman:
oh! ::)
and welcome to the Forums ;D

loscang:
Haha thanks for the welcome... been here for while but never had a reason to post until now...

Am 30, moderate-low stress, active lifestyle and no sports injuries (well knees only) and have not been sleeping oddly or changed my bed.

This is def meds related. Did a cross reference of all 3 meds to make sure I wasnt losing my mind when my back muscles were killing me and all 3 have as side effects back aches...
http://www.drugs.com/sfx/norvir-tablets-side-effects.html      http://www.drugs.com/reyataz.html      
http://www.drugs.com/sfx/truvada-side-effects.html   

Lol was hoping someone else has solved this mystery...!!

newt:
How long have you been taking these meds and where in your back is the stiffness?

- matt

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