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other p.n meds.
Mar 26, 2005

DDI gave me severe P.N.My neurololgist sy young head of neuorology ceder sinai proved it.I have been a-symmptomatic since hiv diag. in 1989.What other meds could make my p.n worse. Thank You jennifer p

Response from Dr. Henry

HIV can cause a peripheral neuropathy. Many drugs can aggravate or induce a peripheral neuropathy besides the "D" HV drugs like D4T, ddI, and ddC (such as sulfa drugs, phenytoin, vinca alkaloids, heavy metals, nitrofurantoin and others). Other conditions such as some nutritional deficiencies (sucha s vitamin B12), diabetes, renal failure and others can induce or aggravate a peripheral neuropathy. KH

Are we sure its the meds?
Side effects...what if they are OK?

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