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Burning Feet Peripheral Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
Ask the Experts

B12

Hi Dr Brian. Would B12 relieve HIV related peripheral neuropathy? I tested negative 4mths after exposure and I am having burning sensations on arm and feet. I am on 200mcg 3 times daily and it has greatly reduced the burning. Would b12 work if...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a specific neuropathy that is due to B12 deficiency and that responds well to the lack of this vitamin being replaced. If your condition is responding to this treatment, it may well be that this is what you have. This has absolutely... Read more »

Leg/feet pain

I am 48yo male diagnosed 8yrs ago, have been on Viracept, Epivir, an Zerit up until a month ago when I switched to Truvada (replaces epivir and zerit)I have developed bad leg and feet pain over the past year. Pain feels like I have no padding in on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The pain you describe sound fairly typical for peripheral neuropathy associated with HIV medications (typically the "D" drugs such as D4T and to a mcuh lesser degree 3TC/FTC or others). Stopping Read more »

What is peripheral Neuropathy?

What is peripheral neuropathy? When does it occur as a symptom of HIV/AIDS?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
..."a disorder of the nerves, usually involving the hands, feet, arms, and legs. Symptoms may include numbness, a tingling or burning sensation, sharp pain, weakness, and abnormal reflexes". When this is related to HIV/AIDS, it usually occurs... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Capsaicin relieves neuropathic pain by desensitizing pain receptors on the skin. After application, it initially produces a burning sensation and heightened sensitivity, but then reduces sensitivity to pain. Simpson and colleagues conducted a... Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

... I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I still have feeling in my fingers, but I've lost most of the feeling in my toes. Do you have any advice on ways I can manage Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...of feeling ill. These side effects usually get better or disappear over time. The most serious side effects of stavudine are peripheral neuropathy, lipodystrophy and lactic acidosis. Peripheral neuropathy is a form of nerve damage. It usually... Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had burning sensations all over, feeling like my feet were cold even though they weren't and feelings like I was being... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...feet. Also I am experiencing dryness in my mouth (especially tongue) always. I have two bumps at the back of my tongue. Is it a Peripheral Neuropathy? All these started a week after having protected sex (only once in March 02) with a girl... Read more »

Burning Sensation

Posted by Anonymous
...like? Is it suppose to be painful? As for me, my urine is generally warm and slightly hot at some point, could that indicate a burning sensation? Read more »

help!! cant take it any longer

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sensitive expecially my arms and the inner thighs now im on week 6, and though the spots have gone, i think im suffering from Peripheral neuropathy? im getting some pins and needles in my feet, and muscle twiches in my legs, feet, sometimes in... Read more »