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fatigue-not anemic
Jan 12, 2004

I have been positive for 11 years with no hiv related illnesses. For the past year I have been experiencing fatigue worse so over the past six months or so.I am not diabetic or anemic. All of my blood work results have come back "normal". I was taken off of my hiv meds to eliminate that being the cause. After four months I am still fatigued. I do have "mild" neuropathy(burning feet and numb toe). MY question is what could be causing the fatigue? My hiv doctor is scratching her head and saying dunno.

Response from Dr. Henry

I assume you have OK hormone levels (thyroid, testosterone and perhaps others such as DHEA/cortisol) without any depression??? If all of that OK and a general history and physical doesn't shed any light on the cause and your HIV doc is stumped I may be stumped too! Some patients seem to benefit from some alternative therapies as discussed on Healing HIV my Jon Kaiser or at the website. KH

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