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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
Atripla does not often cause significant 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... Read more »

Severe Muscle Spasms

I am a 46 y/o male, HIV+ since sometime between 1980-84. I took Rescriptor & Combivir... 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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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Muscle Aches and Pains

Symptoms that can develop in the musculoskeletal system of PHAs include: muscle pains (myalgias) joint pains (arthralgias) muscle damage that can result in weakness and pain (myopathy) muscle cramping Some of the potential culprits that cause... 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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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 »
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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 HIV pos. About 7 days later I had a sore throat, fever, excessive daytime sweating,... Read more »

muscle spasm/tremors/shaking/tremble/jerking

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone here has such symptoms????? really appreciate your advise. Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me a few questions I have about PN.

I am experiencing muscle twitches, pretty much anywhere. It hits for a few seconds and will turn up somewhere else minutes/hours down the track. I went to the doctor... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »