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Neuropathy Muscle Spasms Help

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Muscle spasms in legs- Due to HIV meds?

Dear DoctorI have been on Atripla for just over 1 year. Overthe past week or so I have been suffering from muscle spasms in my calves at irregular intervals. This does not happen after exercise so I am sure not a dehydration problem. Th eproblem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...peripheral neuropathy (can occasionally). Nerve compression or some form of vascular occlusion would be two fairly common causes of muscle spasms so a good clinical evaluation is indicated. Some hormonal or electrolyte abnormalities, restless... Read more »

Severe Muscle Spasms

I am a 46 y/o male, HIV+ since sometime between 1980-84. I took Rescriptor & Combivir beginning... Read more »

Atripla, Amantadine & muscle spasms

I'm a 21 year Hiv+ survivor. I have had peripheral neuropathy in both feet and legs and... Read more »
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...cause blindness. Marijuana also reduces nausea and vomiting in patients taking chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It reduces muscle spasms in people with nerve problems like multiple sclerosis and can help treat some types of pain. These uses led... Read more »
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Muscle Aches and Pains

...muscle problems. And chiropractic adjustments may also be useful since nerve compression in the spine could be contributing to muscle spasms and pain. Because neuropathy (nerve damage) may actually be causing some muscle problems, using the... 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 Read more »
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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 »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone here has such symptoms????? really appreciate your advise. Read more »

dj please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...was exposed to hep c and hiv. Are you having any symptoms now ? I am having severe dry mouth, vaginal drynesss, bone pain, muscle spasms, neuropathy like pain sharp pains in knee and wrist different parts of body. My teeth ache all the time.... Read more »

muscle spasms and other symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone one know if muscle spasms are associated with HIV infection. About 3 months ago I recieved unprotected sex from someone whom I now believe may have been Read more »

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 »