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replacements/fatigue,also depression!!!!!!
Jun 18, 2010

I have hade my knees replace twice,my hips replace once also my schoulders replaced once.Now they want to do something with my ankles.I am tiered!!!!! I have been on hiv meds for 23years now.Also I did forget ,I have had my brain worked on also.WThey found 5 lessons on the brain which made me out of it for a good 8 months.All,I do mean all,Drs. are confused.Me too.At first they did think I had pml.After numerous test it did come back negative.I have ran out of Specials to see.Also I ran out of interest on doing anything.I do have to mention everything has taken a toll on my life.I try to stay very up on things but it is tough.Any bright ideas?I do have a great support group but like I was saying life is getting to me!!!!! I would like to be happy and enjoy life like I see other doing but it's a tough one.!!!!!!! Please help!!!!! Thanks

Response from Dr. Henry

Your list of challenges/problems is intimidating and I can only imagine how frustrating (and tiring/painful). Trying to achieve good pain control, depression management if present, and an exercise/therapy routine (ie pool therapy, acupunture, message). I often try to have patients work on finding fun things to do (including trying to work on their sense of humor ala Norman Cousins) in an effort to make the days go better. Looking for hormone deficiencies, vitamin D deficiency, and other contributing factors still important from the general health standpoing. KH

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