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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Periphreal neuropathy and alcohol

Doctor: I hear alcohol can cause periphreal neuropathy, but why is that.? If you catch it in time (numb toes for instance) can it go away? Can pills cause it too, like ambien taken over a long period?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Alcohol is a neurotoxin in general and can also damage brain cells. It also causes significant liver disease. Yes certain medications can cause it like stavudine (d4T) and isoniazid...Patients on isoniazid take vitamins to prevent this. You should... Read more »

Facial neuropathy?

Ever hear of neuropathy extending across the bridge of the nose intermittently? I'm what's been referred to as the "worried well" and this recently developing symptom is the latest of many over the last few months including...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given the number and timing of HIV tests, you do not have HIV infection.MH... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy of both feet

Dear Dr., I have contacted you before on this condition of mine and you have been most helpful.I have had a RMI of the lumbar spine as you have suggested but nothing relevant to the Symptoms showed up(as you anticipated). I...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Sustiva has been shown to penetrate most areas of the body well, including the central nervous system. I am not sure, however, that continued viral replication is the source of your neuropathy. I would have your doctor check to make sure you are not... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy of both feet.

Dear Dr., I have had a RMI of the lumbar spine as you have suggested but nothing relevant to the Symptoms showed up(as you anticipated). I now have to ask you about Sustiva(efavirenz). I hear that it is quite a potent drug...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Efavirenz gets into brain tissue fairly well, although it may not improve your peripheral neuropathy.... Read more »
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HIV Optic Neuropathy

Posted by toper3
Has anyone hear of this Eye condition? Has anyone ever had problems with there eyes as a result of HIV??--after ruling out EVERYTHING ELSE Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »