|Hands and Feet cramping
May 22, 2006
I did not see anything addressing this very painful issue and hope you have an opinion. I have disfiguring cramping in both hands and both feet that makes them contort and is very painful. This is a frequent issue with multiple epidodes daily for two years or more. I tolerate it and accept it as part of what I get in life.It is also a nusience besides wickedly painful. I am poz 21 years no O.I. or other issues. I take Reyataz, truvada and Norvir. I monitor dietary patterns to see if that is a contributor. So far I am clueless. There is no numbness or tingling. Usually it is cyclical and I do not think I spoke to anyone about it. I am getting concerned. This seems more frequent and intense and I won't see a provider until the end of July.I suspect it is neurological but wonder if AIDS related or med related. I want to link to the meds but am not a great historian on connecting timetables etc. My CD4 is 279 and non detectable VL, Thanks in Buffalo.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Conditions to consider would include kidney problems,electrolyte imbalance (calcium, magnesium), peripheral neuropathy due to HIV or one of your HIV meds, a vacular problem (such as Raynaud's), or some other rheumatologic or neurologic condition. I often would refer to a neurologist and/or rheumatologist for an evaluation. KH
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