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PaulB
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Re: neuropathy
      02/09/02 08:47 AM

If you tested negative at that time, you do not have HIV, it's official, and there's no need for further testing. See a neurologist perhaps.

Just one question: did those symptoms appear after you started worrying about HIV?

The reason why I am so concerned is not because I think you might have HIV. You certainly don't. The test is very accurate. I also have neurological symptoms that persist, even in the absence of other physical symptoms. But I don't think it's neuropathy. Perhaps you have heard of anyone who has something similar to my symptoms?

I have vigorous chaotic twitching in many muscle groups, which people can observe. I also have a fine internal tremor, that normally starts in the abdominal region and involves my back and legs. I do have mild tingling sensation here and there sometimes, when the tremor comes, but they are not painful at all. It's as if I am being tickled. Very often the tremor is accompanied by rumbling in my stomach.

It follows some kind of a diurnal pattern and intensifies at night. It's quite difficult to fall asleep with it. My doc has ordered a blood test and it was absolutely normal. Normal white blood cells, lymphocytes, erythrocytes, platelets, etc. According to him it's "benign fasciculations" syndrome. But it's certainly not benign when your whole body is shaking!

Any idea of what it is? I bet you've been reading lots of sites on the net etc. I'm just trying to find out. Does this sound like a symptom of HIV?



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