|quickie from down under
Sep 4, 2006
Here's a real quickie for you. Does anemia cause pn-like pain/cramps? I have AZT-induced anemia, am on procrit, and have been experiencing some pain in my hands/feet.
Ta mate. Take it easy!
Your biggest aussie fan
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hey Aussie Fan,
Anemia can cause quite an array of symptoms, but peripheral-neuropathy-like pains in the hands and feet are not among them. I'd suggest you and your HIV specialist look elsewhere for the cause. Since they are "peripheral-neuropathy-like" pains, maybe it's peripheral neuropathy! Chances are you and your HIV doc already thought of that possibility. Right? Yeah, I thought so.
Stay well, Mark. Write back if you need me, OK?
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