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Burning Neuropathy In His Legs And Feet

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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burning feet and legs

I am on no medication and am not diabetic to my knowledge but the top of my feet burn and above my kness. I have to sleep with ice packs. The Drs don't know what it is. Can you help?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
If you are writing to this forum, I am assuming you are HIV infected. There are a number of forms of nerve pain that occur in HIV infected persons unrelated to meds. Some are related to the virus itself, some are related to deficiency of vitamin B12... Read more »

Neuropathy and diabetic-like skin problems in legs/feet

I've had PN for years, mostly numbness in the feet and occasionally leg pain. I'm curious as to whether some of the symptoms associated with diabetic PN would also appear in HIV-related PN. Specifically, my feet have become extremely...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In my experience yes--some of the blood vessels in the legs/feet seem to also be involved in the neuropathic process (there are small nerves that supply the blood vessels) which can lead to more bruising/blistering/discoloration and poor healing in... Read more »

neuropathy in feet&legs

I am on a salvage regime which includes VidexEC,the regime had gotten me undectable. However-Prior to starting theis regime-I had numbness in my feet and calfs-also stiffness. My feet are now becoming so numb-they feel like dead weight-I am assuming...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to review your past treatment history and resistance status with your HIV specialist to see what options are available. Continued use of Videx would likely contribute to progressive neuropathy . An evaluation for other potential factors... Read more »

Painful feet (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2011)

Hi My name is Patricia from South Africa. I have been HIV posetive for 14 year and i am 30 years old, married with two beautiful HIV neg kids and husband who is also neg. I have started experiencing an unexplainable pain on my feet. If feels like i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Patricia,You may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy (distal painful peripheral neuropathy). It may be exacerbated by certain HIV medicaments. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that I hope will be helpful.Good... Read more »
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anybody experiencing neuropathy (tingling burning)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have always been such a healthy person, and now OUT OF THE DAMN BLUE i have burning and tingling feet, which bother me and make it hard for me to stand straight and walk normally. in the mornings and when i take showers, i can see the blood... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »

Heat in my feet, legs and backt, any relation?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys, one more question.
When I go to sleep at night, well specially at night. I start feeling extreme heat in my feet, then it goes up to my legs and sometimes all the way up to my back and head.
After a while before or during my sleep I may wake... Read more »

Burning feeling at anles and lower leg.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone. Is a mild burning sensation, almost like a trace of sunburn on the ankles and lower leg, a possible symtom for me at 6 weeks out from the encounter in question? Other than athelete's feet and a lot of stress, this is the only symptom.... Read more »