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Drug tremor?
Feb 16, 2000

59 y.o. male. Diagnosed w/aids 6/96 with 31K viral load and 137 T cells. I'm now on Crixivan, Sustiva, Abacavir with no serum virus and 300 +/- T-cells. Numb feet, lipodystrophy, chronic headache. No OIs now detected except maybe Candida. I type for a living with some problems at start of day. My hands are steady but I can't seem to aim for buttons (radio or mouse) and screwdrivers drive me crazy for (?) intention tremor. On third year of above cocktail. Is this (?) intention tremor mentioned in side-effects? Mahalo.

Response from Dr. Henry

That tremor would be unusual but possible due to your effective HIV drugs. I would look elsewhere first for a possible explanation (history of Parkinson's disease in family, other drugs that you are on, Etc.). I would recommend evaluation by a neurologist with HIV experience. KH

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