neurothopy in Toes
Jun 18, 2008
Hello is Neurothopy common in HIV + patients. My CD4 count is 280 vl 220,000. I just recently re-started meds. Is it serious and does it go away with treatment. Should I be concerned sometimes it hurt so bad I can't sleep.
Response from Dr. Young
Thank you for your post.
Neuropathy is a common and often serious complication of HIV infection. Treatment with current HIV medications sometime, but not always, helps with the symptoms. There are a number of alternative treatments too- including medications like Neurontin and Lyrica. It's also relevant to make sure that there isn't a different cause for the foot pain (like syphilis, vitamin B12 deficiency or anatomic problems).
Your symptoms sound bad enough that I would definitely bring this to the attention of your healthcare provider.
Best of luck, BY
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