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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Caffeinne: good for Fatigue, bad for Neuropathy?

Doc,First off, Thank You for supporting all of us through the rough times. About me, poz for a year, not on meds. Now, I've come to rely on caffeinne as my main ally in my constant battle with the fatigue that comes with our condition,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, I'm not aware of any information that indicates caffeine accelerates distal sensory polyneuropathy.Next, you've been poz for a year and I'm assuming your "numbers" are still decent enough that HAART... Read more »

pain so bad i can't walk that well anymore

dear dr. i was diagnosed in 97 , about 2 years ago i started to develop pain in my feet, it has progressed so bad , i can hardly walk anymore, the doctor did exray's, and arthritis test, and lupus test. they showed nothing, he sais it's...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to discuss with your doctor what alterantive HIV meds are available in your area (if you are on stavudine or ddI then switching to tenofovir or abacavir or AZT can be helfpul). Checking for vitamin deficiencies can be helpful. Some other... Read more »

candidial balanitis,lack of balance / walking, heavy head,pain/pain in lower legs

I am an indian male developing incurable candidial balanitis.what are the possibilities of it being AIDS? I am applying anti fungal clotrimazole since last 20 days which has rapidly improved up on the red spots of the size of needle point all over...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Candidal balanitis might be associated with HIV infection -- the important thing first is to find out if you really have HIV or not, so I advise you to seek testing. Unfortunately, I cannot give you any specifics about the cost of HAART in India --... Read more »

Balance Problems

Over the past two-three months I have noticed a mark increase in problems with balance and perception. I especially have difficulties navigating staits and escalators. Walking down steps is a challenge - I have, at times, used both hands to grasp...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A thorough neurologic examination is in order. Peripheral neuropathy (either "D" drug related to HIV relatedor some other condition such as vitamin deficiencies) can impact balance and ability to handle stairs, etc. Central nervous system... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.

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neuropathy

Posted by cepo, 2 Replies
I had a vaginal unprotected sexual exposure with someone like 6 months ago, after a month I had a really bad backache that lasted 2 weeks and then went away. I never had any other sympton, the reason I 'm freaking out is because i started getting... Read more »

MYELOPATHY/NEUROPATHY

Posted by Kipling, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed with Aids April 2000. I was very sick at
the time during the 8 and a 1/2 weeks I was hospitalized.
The virus attacked my spine and I am now living with a spinal disease called myelopathy which enables me to walk. I also developed... Read more »