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Burning Neuropathy Pain

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and needles, burning, stiffness, or numbness in the feet and toes. It can also be tickling sensations,...
Ask the Experts

Burning Sensation in my legs.

My grandpa has neuropathy. He has recently been complaining of a burning sensation in his legs. He wanted to know if there is anything he could do to stop the pain. Right now he puts ice water on his legs but this is only a short term solution.
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...There are a number of causes of and treatments for neuropathy...he should discuss these with his doctor. He should be evaluated to make sure that he does not have a treatable medical condition 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 Read more »

Burning Sensation in Legs - Taking Trizivir

I have been taken Trizivir for one year now, without any major complaints. Toward the beginning of treatment I experienced a slight tingling in my legs, sort of last little electrical pokes. My doctor stated that he thought this could be because...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...cause neuropathy. Drug related neuropathy almost always begins in the toes/bottoms of the feet with numbness then perhaps some pain. If the feelings you are experiencing in your legs involve most of the legs then that is unlikely to be due to... 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 »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...feeling like they are asleep Stumbling when you walk Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not... Read more »
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 Body

A Closer Look: Genotypic Resistance Test

...and his viral load never became undetectable. He had also developed fat loss in his face and peripheral neuropathy, a painful, burning sensation in his extremities. So, in June 2004, Dr. Pierone did a genotypic resistance test. This test... Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...you have any advice on ways I can manage this condition through exercise or supplementation? Peripheral neuropathy causes pain (sometimes described as tingling or burning) and numbness in the hands and feet. While HIV is one cause of the... Read more »
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What is neuropathy pain?

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

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...progressed to weakness. After two days the symptoms passed and I regained strength in my left side; but, I was left with a burning sensation in my left foot that felt like I was walking on hot coals. I asked my HIV specialist at the time, Dr.... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...mucking around with a TENS machine that is turned up on high. I get burning in my wrists, forearms and armpits and shooting pains in the skin/tissue above my stomach. These symptoms have lasted 9+ weeks. I have them mostly under control with... Read more »