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Does Restless Leg Syndrome Have Anything To Do With Neuropathy

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restless leg syndrome

hi there. I was wondering if there is a connection between hiv, and/or meds and restless leg syndrome?I am pretty sure the RLS started to occur a few years into my taking antiretrovirals. has there been any studies regarding a connection? and is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have had numerous HIV+ patients who have developed restless leg syndrome. In my experience RLS seems more common in diabetics or those who had been treated in the past with the 'D" drugs (such as D4T or ddI) linked to peripheral... Read more »

Restless legs and arms

Dear Dr Frascino,I am a Malaysian guy who is now living in Australia (I ran away as soon as they... Read more »

Neuropathy in my feet?

I have been positive for 19 years and have had neuropathy in both legs since Feb 91.At one time... Read more »
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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 You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... Read more »
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Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I still have feeling in my fingers, but I've lost most of the feeling in my toes. Do you have any advice on ways I can manage this condition through exercise or supplementation? Peripheral... Read more »
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... Read more »
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jerking limbs and restless legs

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all -
I am currently taking Sustiva and Truvada for HIV (since June 2006) and Paxil for depression/anxiety (September 2006). I have been experiencing jerking/spasms in limbs and restless legs. Have any of you had this issue? I sent an inquiry... Read more »

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 the longest nerves first, therefore it always starts in the toes, may progress
upwards to involve the... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I am experiencing a lot of frightening symptoms just now. In early August this year, I lost substantial strength in the left side of my body. I could walk with a pronounced limp, but I could not lift anything heavier than a pencil with my left... Read more »