|Neuropathy - How early ???
May 27, 2001
I understand from your earlier responces that neuropathy can be caused by the HIV itself or it could be due to the drugs.
After an exposure on march 30th I have taken Lamivudine and zudovudine for a month (started a week after the exposure). After 12 days after stopping the medication, I am having the symptoms of neuropaty.
IS it possible for the HIV to create neuropathy so early or it could be the drug reaction.
Expecting you immediate answer.
| Response from Dr. Boyle
Neuropathy would generally not happen as you are describing. You should see your doctor and discuss it with him/her and, if you have not already, determine the results of your HIV testing. Since you don't mention the results, I presume everything is negative to date and that you are unlikely to be HIV infected, but you should still see your doctor and discuss the recent problems you are having.
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