Pain And Numbness In My Arms

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i've been a user of crack for 20yrsi've been aware of my hiv for 5yrs but i just overlooked it. now that i'm in recovery(3)mons i'm 511 and 200lbs all of a sudden i wake up at night with what i would say is thick numbness in my hands and
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately, without much more information, I cannot give you a specific answer as to the exact cause of your symptoms. Could it be HIV-related peripheral sensory neuropathy? Yes, it's possible. Could your crack cocaine abuse also be part of... Read more »

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... , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Zerit is stopped, but can be painful and permanently debilitating... Read more »
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What is neuropathy pain?

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...Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have... Read more »
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