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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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Joint pain and neuropathy

I have been poz for 4yrs, and started having increasing joint pain along with muscle soreness. This seemed to start within the first year of taking Meds. I started taking Norvir & Combivir , then switched over to Sustiva & Combivir. I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have not seen any good data on your regimen and its proven benefit for the pains/discomfort you describe. The regimen you are on does not usually drain nutrients or prevent absorption of vitamins. AZT (in the Combivir) can cause a myopathy which... Read more »

neuropathy and muscle loss

I want to know whether neuropathy can cause muscle loss...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In some types of neuropathy ( when nerve damage is significant) muscle loss (atrophy) can be seen. KH... Read more »

muscle pain

I am having severe muscle pain, though not on meds. The worst part is on arms and legs, it comes and goes, usually with the feeling hot situation. Is this the virus going beyond the roof or should I look for something else?thanks...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Muscle Pain,This may not be muscle pain but nerve pain, ie neuropathy. That is likely caused by the virus itself. It sounds like you should consider getting treated for the virus. There are also medications that can help the neuropathy, but you... Read more »

Shoulder Pain - Could it be Neuropathy from viracept/combivir or diflucan?

Doc,I've been experiencing shoulder pain. About 1 year after starting my medications (viracept, combivir & diflucan), I noticed slight pains shooting through my arms. 2 years out and the pain got worse. 3 years out, and I am hardly able...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The "shoulder" encompasses many different body parts that can involve the joint, the joint capsule, tendons, muscle, blood vessels, nerves, lymph nodes, etc. A careful exam and history is the starting place to sort out the possible causes.... Read more »
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muscle & joint pain

Posted by ElGringo, 1 Reply
Just wondering if anyone else has probs with joint disease or muscle wasting? I didn't have much of an issue til about 3 yrs ago & the cartilidge in my joints started withering away. Did the usual xrays etc & short of joint replacement, only... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... 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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