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Peripheral Neuropathy And Tremor

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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 nerves
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Atripla, Amantadine & muscle spasms

I'm a 21 year Hiv+ survivor. I have had peripheral neuropathy in both feet and legs and occasionally in both hands for almost 11 years.I've been on Atripla for about 3years and Amantadine for body tremors for about 1 year. In the last 6 or 7 months...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tremors as you describe have not been generally linked to Atripla or to HIV infection under good control. A wide range of conditions Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

Hello Doctors,when does peripheral neuropathy start normally in the course of hiv infection. Is it from the very beginning meaning acute infection on, or only later in the course of infection?!!Is it right that it can be caused by both, hiv itself...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular Read more »

Tremor in Hand, progressive symptoms

My husband is 31 yrs old and was diagnosed with HIV in July of '99. At that time his VL=>500,000, CD4=48, he had PCP and weighed 156 lbs at 6' tall. He started taking Crixivan and Combivir and Bactrim immediately. His numbers now are...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...hard to tell from your description whether the episode of hand shaking was a seizure or not. The tingling could be a sign of peripheral neuropathy, although that usually starts in the fet and only occasionally affects the hands. Memory problems... Read more »

The tremors side effect

Hi Don,In the long list of side effects that are indicated on the leaflet that is enclosed in the box of FUZEON I see one that I probably suffer from: Tremors. However, what is this exactly? What I experienced almost one month after I started...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...sheet, pain in the limbs occurred in 2.9-3.4% of patients in the initial studies of Fuzeon along with myalgia in 2.7-3.2% and peripheral neuropathy in at least one patient. You also describe symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS). It might be... Read more »
The Well Project

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...the outside) nervous system. People with HIV disease can have several problems with the nervous system. A common problem is peripheral neuropathy. This can cause damage to nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
Project Inform

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 Read more »
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Great resource for HIV/AIDS and ADA

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply my reassingment to work at lower pay. Just now, I can do my job with some restrictions on the need for me to walk (I have peripheral neuropathy). The meds for the neuropathy make me drowsy and many of them interact with my AIDS meds. The... Read more »

Being Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Who ever said living was easy wasnt very realistic. And Im not trying to sound bitter. Living is simply THE EXPERIENCE and those who still have the chance must seek for meaning rather than just keep complaining all the time. Ive been reading some... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This 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 »