Aug 6, 2007
My mum is on Atripla and she developed numbness after hernia treatment. She has been on gabantin for 6months but still has numbness on the left arm, the lower jaw and her legs (she cant walk). She stopped using the gabanting 3weeks ago and she is not in pain but the numbness is still the same. Whats could be the problem doc? We are not near any neurologist. Thank you.
Response from Dr. Henry
Numbness localized to the left side of the body would unlikely be due to her HIV medications. A central brain condition on the right side could result in left side problems as could a number of other conditions (both HIV related and unrelated). She needs to be further evaluated by her HIV specialist or primary care provider. KH
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