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Author Topic: Shaking caused by HIV?  (Read 12431 times)

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Offline Maestro

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Shaking caused by HIV?
« on: September 12, 2006, 09:21:47 AM »
Something else I noticed with my Uncle (if you ahve been following my saga here) is that he gets the shakes quite a bit.  He tells me he has always had them, but I don't seem to ever remember this before.

Is this something common with HIV+?


Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Shaking caused by HIV?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006, 09:42:30 AM »
He probably has a condition called "essential tremor". All the men in my family have it. My hands shake, sometimes more than others. I usually become more tremulous when I am nervous, tired or have low blood sugar. I am particularly tremulous after a very hard workout. I don't think HIV infection would affect the condition much other than possibly causing additional stress or fatigue. Here is some basic info on essential tremor: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/essential-tremor/DS00367/DSECTION=1

Offline Teresa

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Re: Shaking caused by HIV?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 11:03:47 AM »
Before hubby was diagnosed with HIV, I noticed that his hands were shaking really bad. I was scared that he had MS or Parkinsons.

The doctor said his shaky hands were probally a result of his low CD4s which was 85. After he started taking his meds and his CD4s went up the shaking stopped. His CD4 is 198 at his last labs.

That was our experience with shaky hands.

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline Lis

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Re: Shaking caused by HIV?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 11:24:15 AM »
i started shaking alot and found that my thyroid was hyperactive, and was later diagnosed with Graves decease. i would talk to your uncle about having his TSH checked at his next doctors visit... 

good luck,

poz 1986....

Offline CowboyPOZ

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Re: Shaking caused by HIV?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 01:57:28 AM »
I usually find my leg shakey in the mornings and I have also developed an eyelid twitch. I am not on meds and my counts are pretty good right now so I think it is a side effect but plan to ask the doctor in November.
Okie Cowboy Guy


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