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Continous muscle twitching & shivering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Any expert please 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 »

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 itself in... Read more »

Twitching and Tremor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A question. I have developed rapid twitching in all sorts of muscles and an internal tremor somewhere in my back/abdominal region. No hand tremor though. No neuropathy. Tremor is present most of the time. Is it a neuro complication? Don't use any... Read more »

Twitching and Tremor

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
A question. I have developed rapid twitching in all sorts of muscles and an internal tremor somewhere in my back/abdominal region. No hand tremor though. No neuropathy. Tremor is present most of the time. Is it a neuro complication? Don't use any... Read more »

9 week post exposure, muscle twitches, 7 week Oraquick rapid negative result.

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
any way muscle twitches can have anything to do with 9 weeks post exposure HIV, Read more »
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Leg & foot muscle cramping and twitching.

Hi,I've been positive for 20 yrs and on meds for about 18. Now on Sustiva, Kaletra, Fortavase, 3TC. I also take Lipidil Supra, Meprone and Lozec to control side effects of these drugs. I Recently stopped Tenofovir due to the onset of kidney...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I 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 »

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 HIV neuropathy merits consideration. The most likely cause depends on the location and character of the... Read more »

muscle twitch and hiv

DR, Judith,thank you for your efforts in this forum ,you realy help many patients ,my question is the muscle twitch considered asymptom of hiv infection or not. thank you....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No.... 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 »
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