HI, thanks for using healthcare magic
It is understandable to be scared.
Neuropathy is a disturbance in the nervous system that can result in symptoms that you have described as well as tingling
, burning, numbness
in some persons.
Neuropathy can be related to (1) the virus itself, side (2) effect of the medication used to HIV
, (3) deficiency of some vitamins such vitamin B6 or B 12 (4) related to other infections
Evaluation would normally involve examination to determine the nerve
groups involved, blood tests (to check the level of certain vitamins , check for some infections) and possibly imaging of the spine. Nerve conduction tests which look at the nerve signalling along the nerves may also be done.
If you are not sure it is related to the HIV infection, then you can ask your doctor again about a referral to a neurologist
, if possible.
The medication that you are using are one of those that are normally recommended for neuropathy.
I hope this helps