Sep 12, 2005
Im a black SA woman(31yrs) & was diagnosed mar 2004. i started taking stocrin&combivir in Dec2004 dont remember my CD4 but it was low(190somthin). In march 2005 my cd4 was 214 & VL <50 and Jul2005 CD4 is 223 & VL undectable, my problem is my feet, the soles have brown patches and my feet& legs get so sore even when Im not walking. I spent most of my workin day sitting cos Im a programmer & have tried to stand up every 15-30min to improve circulation but each time they'l be so swollen and too difficult to move. I don't wear highheels only comfotable loafers(eg. hushpuppies) I've asked my doctor about this even when i started noticing the patches but my doctor is absolutely "clueless", oh i also take purbac and vitamins. I've also spent a fortune on soothing creams and stuff but no improvement, pls help before i get fired for walking around instead of being at my desk.
| Response from Dr. Henry
You should have your heart, kidney, muscle and liver function checked to see if anything is wrong with them. A skin or foot specialist (if available) may be able to offer some suggetions about local therapies or mechanical interventions (treatment for local fungal infections, foot supports, support hose, etc). KH
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