Jul 4, 2013
Again thank you for your response on switching Med- Osteoporosis. It's been six weeks since I switch meds from Isentress n Truvada to Stribild and so far no side affects, but recently this pass week I been waking up with bad circulation in my hands but mostly on my left, it starts from the inner part of my left bicep to the tip of my hand fingers. I would have to sit up and massage the inner bicep muscle until the numbness on my hand would go away. I do intensive weight train four or five days a week, was reading on lactic acidosis and vigorous exercise can cause this. Also know it can come from the meds that I take. What do you advise I do to treat this problem ? Should I stop training for a couple of days or is there treatment for this condition ?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
First, your symptoms are not compatible with lactic acidosis- so don't worry about that.
Numbness on the hands could be due to a lot of things (including circulatory issues, nerve compression, neuropathy, to name a few). Vigorous exercise can contribute if nerve compression is at issue- especially if you're doing heaving lifting.
I'd try the simple- stop the training for a few days and see if things improve. As they say, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this....". Then you have both the diagnosis and the treatment figured out.
If that doesn't improve things, then I'd suggest speaking to your care provider about what to do next.
Be well, BY
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