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Author Topic: Could Atripla cause numbness and burning on lower legs?  (Read 2186 times)

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Offline onelove79

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Could Atripla cause numbness and burning on lower legs?
« on: October 19, 2009, 09:46:47 AM »
Hello , I am taking atripla since March 2009 and for the past two months I have been experiencing a burning sensation on my lower legs whenever I am sitting. My viral load is undetectable and CD4 count is at 811. Could atripla be the culprit? I told my ID doctor about the burning sensation and she referred me to a neurologist who did various tests and the neurologist said everything looks okay based on the results from the tests... Any feedback and comments are welcome.

Offline ad2san

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Re: Could Atripla cause numbness and burning on lower legs?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 02:27:15 PM »
Hello onelove,

I am under truvada, rayataz and norvir and I have the same problem. In fact I have this problem since I got infected 11 years ago .... this is how I figured out I was HIV +
So, this is caused by the virus and by the meds (truvada - one component of atripla). Alas, all the meds cause that kind of problem.
This is called PN peripheral neuropathy.

There are ways to lower those though. Using vitamins B12 (first medication), and then I had some improvement  with CLONAZEPAM but I dropped it after 6 years because I had the impression it does not do anything more ...
I still have it sort of permanently ... I just got used to it .... more or less.

Take care

Take care.
Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
Aug 2014 CD4 639 UD 25%
Switched January 2015 to Triumeq
May 2015 CD4 807 UD 31%
Switched Nov 2016 to Genvoya due to gastric problems
November 2016 CD4 847 UD 32%


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