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Author Topic: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain  (Read 5532 times)

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Offline denb45

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Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« on: May 17, 2012, 11:32:09 AM »
My hips hurt, I notice this every morning when I wake up and if I've been sitting for more than 30 min. even while driving  :-[

 has anyone of you LTS, that are around my age or older experience any of this hip pain, I'll be seeing my ID doc after AUG when they move our clinic to a new location
this JUNE , hope this doesn't get any worse  ???

when I stand up I can feel both hips pop, and not in a good way  :(
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Offline bear60

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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 02:43:47 PM »
Oh boy.

I have one hip that does this exactly the way you describe.   I think its arthritis (osteo arthritis) and possible inflamation, also it could be neuropathty but I hope not, so I take as much ibuprophen allowed.  But really....I have procrastinated talking about it with my doctor.  I know its going to involve x rays MRIs or whatever.

I stay away from doctors as much as possible.

Good luck

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Offline denb45

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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 04:02:55 PM »

 :-[  Well I'll run that by my doctor, but she seems to be so dumb-founded when it comes to my aging issues
and how long I've been on Meds, she's only 28, and sometimes I feel like I a'm such a burden when it comes to non-HIV/AIDS issues  :-[

 however she has been very good @ giving me the needed referrals , and she told me the last time I saw her she said  "your not a burden, your aging issues w/ HIV/AIDS are very REAL" 

and yes Joel, like you I hate getting MRIs, and X-rays and such, but I guess I'm gonna have to per-sue this  the next time I see she  ???
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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 04:45:30 PM »
I know its going to involve x rays MRIs or whatever.
I have a similar-ish problem with one shoulder especially (it's basically a joint problem all over) and it's not the x-rays, tests, and MRIs that I hate, it's the surgery that they want to do to me.  :o

arthritis (osteo arthritis) and possible inflamation, also it could be neuropathy
don't forget something else fun ::) and nearly undiagnosable - fibromyalgia ;)
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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 12:54:54 AM »
Boy Dennis, you hit the nail with this one.

I take 750 mgs of Naproxen every day, or I did, for joint pain.

Mine seems to center in my knees and my back, which I guess isn't exactly a joint, but it still kills me.

I have had to cut back on the Naproxen though, too much for my stomach to handle.

So, when I see the doc next month, I will mention it.

But, I won't take meds that include a sedative quality, in other words, that make you drowsy. I can barely stay awake now.


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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 01:33:41 AM »
Hey Dennis,

Sorry to hear about the hip pain.   The only time I experienced hip pain was in 2004, and this was shortly after Viread was added to my regimen. I am also not sure, if the viread was the culprit, but eventually the hip pain went away. I haven't been on viread since 10/09

At 60 years of age, I am fortunate to not have any hip problems, I have pretty good mobility ( at least at this point in my life) But I do have a left knee, that sounds likes popcorn popping, if it's moved just right, but it's currently not causing any pain or discomfort.

My partner, on the other hand ( HIV negative, also 60 years old) has been having some problems with his hips, but it's not a constant pain. Some days are worse than others.  He's convinced he has some sort of arthritis going on, but hasn't been diagnosed yet.

Your exercising daily aren't you??  Maybe it's time to cut back a little, or cut back on certain exercises, that may be aggravating this.  It's still something you need to discuss with your doctor.

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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 08:29:11 AM »
Mikie you just turned 50, so you have a ways to go before things go south , and 50 looks good on you, so enjoy it while it last young man  ;)

Mark, BINGO, I don't want to take any pain meds, like you I'm not a fan of them, hope THey have something better, if I need it, we'll see  :-[

Ray,  I have cut back on my exercising daily routine, I'll be 56 this fall 2012, however I still do wanna keep my upper body look, it took me yrs.
to get that to where I wanted it to be (and it's very hard work)  :D

and I also think that some of us age faster than others, don't know if it's how long you had HIV/AIDS or if it's all of the Meds I've ever taken, I'll see what my doctor has to say tho, and I'm gonna get to the bottom of this.....there was another thread about hip-pain, but it somehow eludes me  :-[
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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 08:01:21 AM »
Ok, nobody's mentioned this, though it's been brought up in threads a few times.  It's what affects my knees, though with most people it seems to affect their hips-avascular necrosis.  It's supposedly caused by long term HIV infection.  The last thread I posted in about this (sorry, too lazy to find it), the person had hip replacement surgery and seemed to be doing well.  This may be something else, Den, you talk with your doctor about.
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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 09:52:36 AM »
Thanks Betty  ;)  I heard of this before,  the LT HIV/AIDS Meds thingy, I sure hope this isn't the case , it might be tho I've been on Meds since AUG 87 non-stop without any drug holidays what-so-ever :-[
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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2012, 03:26:27 PM »
Hello Dennis,

On Orkney many many off the65+ population who have had physical jobs , farming, fishing have lots off skeletal problems and hip replacement, knee work is very common.

I can quickly bring to mind 6 people who I have known who have had hip replacements all off them delighted with the outcome , it has changed my outlook on what I had consider pretty drastic intervent , seeing and being close to a couple off people and seeing just how delighted they are.

I am not saying you will need that just sharing what I observed up there and the huge difference made to there lives.

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Offline denb45

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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2012, 04:53:57 PM »
Yeah I hear ya, I've had a lotta of them physical jobs throughout my life span ( no sitting on my ass doing easy peasy stuff )  ;)  Well here a little update on my hips..........hubby Bob went out & bought one of them
Sleep-Member-Beds, so the hips seem to be better than they were ( now only if I could fine my right Sleep number)  :D


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Re: Hurting & Grinding Hip Pain
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 06:12:48 PM »
hi new to this forum but this one stuck out to me as ive gone thru it. im 45 now, but when i was on Truvada.., i was 39ish...and within one year of starting that particular medicine started having really bad symptoms in my hips as you have complained about. at that time i wasnt in a place that i could get decent medical care. so had to let it go for about a year. it just continually got worse, hurting , weakness...numbness in hip and leg. eventually i got back to a regular doctor and he almost immediately diagnosed it as Avascular Necrosis. i had an MRI done after xrays pretty much confirmed his initial diagnosis. unfortanetly it was exactly that and since ive had two hip replacements. it SUCKED. but its much better now. its a horrible thing to have to go thru at so young an age but it sure is alot better once you have them replaced. i contribute it to that particular medication. i sent a report to the drug maker and so have several others that i have known that were on it and had same problems. if you look it up now. like on say, PatientsLikeMe website and look up side effects of Truvada, i think you will find that listed now as a possible side effect. im on different meds now and doing really pretty good as far as my counts go. i am real leary about what i use to control the hiv now. i do my own investigations first before starting a new HAART. i just cant trust that these peeps arent giving me something thats going to screw me up worse while trying to treat my disease. anyway, ive found what i hope is a good combination that works for me and has minimal side effects....so far / pray. we really dont know what alot of this stuff will do long term. because no one has been on them really long term mostly i think. luckily, i do feel with good input back to the drug manufact.'s when you do find horrible side effects and report them we can make them accountable for the drugs they are putting on the market and hopefully they will work to make them more safer for us long term survivors. good luck guys . roger.
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