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Offline seekay70

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ok silly question
« on: November 02, 2007, 09:42:04 PM »
I started on atripla in like October of last year... I have had no side effects except one problem...Since I started I have been having a lot of trouble with my knees.  My left one is in pain alot of the time.  I have to drive a long distance and my right one kind of feels like it is drawing up.  If I sit for to long a period of time and get up to walk I can not do so without limping.  Therefore I spend a lot of time wandering around because if I am on my feet I dont have to deal with the pain of getting up after sitting.  Now I dont know if this is related to the vsitor invading my body....the meds I take to try and keep the visitor from taking over my body,  age...(although I am still in my 30's) or what.  Anyone experience anything like this?


Offline vivyt

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Re: ok silly question
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007, 11:22:41 PM »
Yes! Finally someone else who has similar problems. I have been on Atripla since June of this year. My joints and body have been in pain ever since. I feel it mostly in my knees and hips. I have to get up slowly because I am so stiff and sore. I am thinking that it must be the medication because I did not have this problem before. Have you heard anything from your doctor? I have not asked mine yet. I mean it's crazy...my feet even hurt. I feel like I have arthritis!  :)

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Re: ok silly question
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2007, 08:43:52 AM »
I really don't know anything about Atripla, but you should ask your pharmacist.  They seem to keep up on the side effects of drugs better than doctors do.  That's their job.  These drugs, while they do save our lives, are pushed so fast through the system, they probably do have side effects that haven't been discovered yet.  So, what I'm trying to say is, even if it isn't one of the reported side effects, I wouldn't discount it either.
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Re: ok silly question
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2007, 09:36:55 AM »
 This is a very interesting post. I have been on Atripla since 2006 and was on the Truvada /Sustiva combo since November of 2005. I have noticed that my joints hurt but I just attributed it to being 35 and waiting tables. Sometimes just my bones hurt, like the bones in my forearms. I do know that at one point it was being said that the HIV meds can cause osteoporosis but now that is said to be caused by low weight in people with HIV. Thanks for posting this, I really didn't think it was caused by my meds but now I will talk to my doctor about it. Or my pharmacist. They are very knowledgeable as  Betty said. Later, Cristy

Offline minismom

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Re: ok silly question
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2007, 03:08:21 PM »
Mini has been on susteva, kaletra, and zerit since 2/02.  Her susteva was raised about 5mths ago from 250mg to 300 mg 1x/day.  She's only 7 but i SWEAR she walks like she's 90! Not long after upping her dosage, she started complaining about her knees, hips,and ankles hurting.  She also said that she's walking on her toes because it makes her knees feel better.  We thought it was pain due to her dx of CP.  But since joing this site (yesterday...lol)  I'm really starting to question this.  Ok,  her PID just gave us a rx for PT.  But, from what I'm reading, would PT make the pain and tiredness worse?  Her PID writes it off as being "stiff" and "spastic" and tells us to stretch her several times a day.  Has anyone here ever been to PT to help strengthen the muscles or stretch out the muscles and joints?  Did it help?  Did you get stronger?  I'm just wondering if I should put her through therapy again if it only makes it worse or doesn't do anything to help.

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