May 4, 2012
I am HIV+ positive and have been on meidication since November 2008. I have a problem with my feet, they are painful, sometimes i feel like i will never walk again. What should i take to ease the pain. I was also diagnosed with meningitis in October 2008. I have been taking fluconazole since then. my doctor tells me i will have to take it for the rest of my life. I need a second opinion. Please help. Judith.
| Response from Dr. Henry
You dont mention which HIV drugs your are taking that possibly could be contributing to the neuropathy you have described and what is beig done to provide some pain relief. For patients that had fungal meningitis (ie cryptococcal meningitis) now taking oral fluconazole--the fluconazole can often be stopped after HIV levels are undetectable on treatment and the CD4 count has risen to reasonable level (ie > 150-200) for a period of time--depending on the situation. KH
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