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Tremors Associated With Shingles

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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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
I am not sure what's going on with your husband. He needs a thorough physical exam including neurologic function, and probably a CT or MRI scan of the brain for starters. It is also possible that his symptoms are not due to an HIV-associated... Read more »

ATTACK OF THE TREMORS!

Sorry I posted to wrong forum first time. Trying again.Dr. Bob,I love your answers and have probably read all of them. Here's my problem. I cheated on my wife and had sex with someone of unknown status a few moths ago. I took a Home Access test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Shaking in Miami,Glad you found the correct forum. Shaking and trembling are not associated with ARS. I would suggest you seek counseling and therapy to help with your "tendency to freak out and obsess." It may well help with the... Read more »

Shingles

I'm 30 years old and a few months ago I had a bout of the shingles. I've never been tested for HIV. I thought that shingles happened primarily in people over 50. How often do people my age get shingles and should I be concerned?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Shingles does occur in healthy, younger people, but it is more common in older people and those with impaired immune systems. I can't give you a statistic for 30 year-olds. If you're concerned that it may be associated with HIV, then get... Read more »

shingles during ARS

Dear Doc,Re: Shingles1). Could mild shingles strikes or reactivate during ARS period?? (Just curius) Is fever and mild shingles alike??2). What CD4 level or counts could shingles starts to reactivate?Thank you....
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
It would seem possible for shingles to occur during acute HIV infection, but this is not a common complication. The association between shingles and CD4 counts is not too strong, and they may occur across a spectrum of CD4 cell numbers. The... Read more »
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muscle spasm/tremors/shaking/tremble/jerking

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

HIV, Cervical Dystonia or Essential Tremor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have both HIV infection and Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmotic Torticollis). I would like to correspond with other gay men who have both these conditions or who have both HIV and Essential Tremor. Thank you.

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