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Common Neuropathy Diseases Associated With Jerking

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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Follow-up To "Neuropathy Suddenly"

I know you often ask for input from readers. The questioner said he was having pains down his leg and into his foot. At first, I thought maybe this could be a back problem, because I've had those shooting pains down my leg due to disc problems. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for your feedback-always welcome. KH Read more »

Muscle twitching

Hi, I was just wondering what would cause muscle twitching. I never had this before and it started about 2 months ago. I have never had an HIV test. I seem to sometimes get little flutters through out my body every so often, but at night my body...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
This would be a very unusual manifestation of HIV; there are many possible explanations for your symptoms and you should discuss them with your Primary Care Physician;JLS. Read more »

calf twitching

I have developed calf twitching over the last few weeks. My doctor had run blood tests to loook for magnesium imbalance and kidney and kiver functions. All were normal but they have now suggested that I see a neurologist. I am terrifies that I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Muscle twitching can be due to a wide range of problems in the general population. In HIV + patients often there is a non-HIV cause though Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy: Seroconversion or Possible Combivir Side Effect

Dr. Bob,I was writing to inquire about how exactly peripheral neuropathy plays a role in HIV seroconversion. I engaged in insertive vaginal protected sex with a professional worker about three weeks ago. I know that you always say that if a condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would be extremely rare for Combivir to cause peripheral neuropathy either. In general, HIV-related peripheral neuropathy is associated with "dideoxy" drugs (ddI, d4T and ddC) or to advanced HIV disease (CD4 count less than 200). Yes, it has been... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Diagnosis of Neuropathy in HIV-Positive Prison Inmates

...Neurologic disease is frequently associated with HIV infection. Both the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS) may be affected. The causes of neurological Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...failure. They usually result in direct toxic effects, followed by multiple organ failure. Death from a methamphetamine overdose is associated with the rapid onset of kidney failure and collapse of the circulatory system. A large percentage of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...limbs (arms and legs) and, to a lesser degree, lipohypertrophy (such as "buffalo hump" and increase in abdominal girth) has been associated with Zerit. Zerit and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) are the HIV drugs most implicated by studies as causing... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me a few questions I have about PN. I am experiencing muscle twitches, pretty much anywhere. It hits for a few seconds and will turn up somewhere else minutes/hours down the track. I went to Read more »

Muscle Twitches

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Hi, It's been about 10 weeks since my possible exposure and I have started experiecing muscle fasciculations (twitches) all over (mainly in the limbs). Is this is any way a symptom of HIV infection? Does peripheral neuropathy ever present... Read more »

Continous muscle twitching & shivering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...advise on this! I have continous shivering at night and during the day whilst I try to hold still, and my left eye keeps on twitching as well as my thumbs and my left leg! What could be the cause of this? Read more »

my story

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...1/2 weeks, peripheral neuropathy, coated tongue(which is due to stress), soar throat, red dot rash on hands,weight loss and muscle twitches. I am 100 Percent sure these symptoms were not due to HIV now and am kinda pissed at my body for... Read more »