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Right arm weakness
Feb 12, 2013

Hi, I have HIV peripheral neuropathy, all extremities. Managed with pain meds and Lyrica. All of a sudden I now have right arm weakness. It feels as though there is a 10 pound weight on my arm. It is hard to raise my arm laterally. Is my neuropathy getting worse? No new med changes, and the rest of my health problems are well managed. Any suggestions? Thanks

Response from Dr. Henry

It would be unlikely but possible for the right arm weakness to be due worsening of your generalized neuropathy. I would be more concerned about some form of nerve compression of right arm nerves in neck region or axilla so a full neurologic examination with imaging if indicated. KH

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