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Stress And Neuropathy
Jun 22, 2001

Dear Dr, Is it possible for extreme stress and anxiety to contribute to the onset of neuroligal problems like neuropathy, or strange un wanted skin sensations like burning skin or altered sensations in the skin.I have noticed when someting hot touches the skin on my leg it feels normal, but when something cold touches my skin like clothing the sensation feels icy is this a symptom of hiv infection.This is happening 13 weeks after an exposure to body fluid on my mucous membrane, no intercourse involved. Please Answer thx

Response from Dr. Henry

HIV related neuropathy (or treatment associated neuropathy) rarely presents like what you described. Those symptoms would not trigger any concern on my part that HIV was the culprit. If you are worried then get tested. Knowing you are negative can help consider other causes for your symptoms. KH

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