Mar 4, 2003
I have two questions really. One dealing with anemia and the other with mitochondrial toxicity. They both center around this strange muscle/leg pain that I have been experiencing lately.It feels as if I have just run a marathon.A sort of sore,bloated,hot feel (if that makes any sense). I am worried about anemia, because I have lowered RBC count and also take azt. The question of the mitochondrial toxicity comes up because of the nukes that I take (3tc and azt).
can this be related? thanks.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Strange muscle/leg pains are not a common symptom of anemia. Anemia can be diagnosed by checking your hemoglobin. The normal ranges are 12-16 g/dL for women and 14-18 g/dL for men.
Have your HIV specialist check out your leg symptoms. I doubt anemia or significant mitochondrial toxicity is the cause.
mytochondrial toxicity and fatigue - are there tests and treatments?
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