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Does Neuropathy Cause Leg Tremors

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AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...are the central nervous system (CNS). The nerves and muscles are the peripheral (around the outside) nervous system. People with HIV disease can have several problems with the nervous system. A common problem is peripheral neuropathy. This can cause damage to nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness, especially in the feet and legs. See Fact Sheet 555 for more information....
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neuropathy or neurosyphilis?

Hi Doc.,My name is Nick and Ive been positive 6 years now. I am taking Combivir and Sustiva since the beginning (no drugs change) and my labs are good: CD4 840; viremy undetectable; all other labs OK.Two years ago, during a routine check, I tested...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to gain a sense of the adequacy of your earlier treatment. Usually Combivir/Sustiva is OK to take with Pregabalin (Lyrica). Neuropathy can be very frustrating to optimally diagnose and manage. The 3TC in Combivir can occasionally aggravate the... Read more »

Extreme Tremors and Jerks, Abdominal Pain

I have been diagnosed with a hernitated disc and i have been on meds(Ziagen, Reyataz, Norvir, Truvada) for 3 years and hiv for 12. I have been on percocet for 3 months and on duragesic 12mcg and lidoderm patches for 10 days. Two days ago i started...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...about the status of your nerve compression. Your HIV meds generally would have only a low to modest risk for aggravating any neuropathy. If your disc related pain is so severe that the nerves are being impacted and narcotics are required then... Read more »

Giordi & neuropathy

Dear doc.I am Hiv + from 1 month possibly infected in 1999, in the last 6 month I felt my leg (in extreme) with the sensation of being high temperature a pleasure sensation which I never had before.I suffered cold legs before, after discovering I am...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It's hard to tell from your description whether you have peripheral neuropathy or not. You should get checked by a doctor to find out what is going on. Good luck! Read more »

The tremors side effect

Hi Don,In the long list of side effects that are indicated on the leaflet that is enclosed in the box of FUZEON I see one that I probably suffer from: Tremors. However, what is this exactly? What I experienced almost one month after I started...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...in the limbs occurred in 2.9-3.4% of patients in the initial studies of Fuzeon along with myalgia in 2.7-3.2% and peripheral neuropathy in at least one patient. You also describe symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS). It might be very... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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 »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Zerit is stopped, but can be... Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with Read more »