Leg Cramps And Neuropathy
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicinePeripheral neuropathy can occasionally be seen with Atripla though usually there is a characteristic pattern involving first the toes and feet before involvement further up the leg. A good history and neurologic exam can often sort that out. Leg... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI would see a neurologist to better define the nature of the neuropathy. HIV can cause neuropathy as can some vitamin deficiencies, kidney problems, and other infections. 3TC can aggravate neuropathy while the other meds are involved more rarely.... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI would recommend getting the nerve conduction studies to assess peripheral nerve function. I would suggest seeing a pain specialist if one is available in your area. In some cases of patients with persistent neuropathy that began when on drugs... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineMuscle cramps are often hard to explain. Many are idiopathic but a wide range of conditions can contribute including diabetes, Parkinsons, neuropathy, spinal cord or nerve irritation, electolyte disorders, restless leg syndrome, thyroid disorders,... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousI had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.
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Posted by ScotCharles, 1 ReplyI 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 amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. ... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesThis is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:
Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?
If so . . . for what period of... Read more »
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