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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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Neuropathy?

In Nov. I had a total lumbar fusion due to scoleosis/total degeneration of the lumbar discs. I am still experiencing pain from the surgery. I had acupuncture and trigger point injections to help the pain. After one acupuncture treatment I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be helpful if you could provide some information about your HIV status and which HIV drugs you are taking (this site relateds to side effects of HIV therapy) in order for me to comment on your situation. KH... Read more »

Anemia and Neuropathy or ???

Hey Doc,Thanks for your dedication to the forum!! Im a San Francisco resident and was just diagnosed HIV pos on November 20, 2006. Leading up to that I had several health issues that seem to continue to this day, that my doctor says are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello J,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis and other problems. I'm inclined to agree with your doctor that your "other problems" are most likely unrelated to your HIV disease, although without additional information,... Read more »

Neuropathy help

Is it possible for peripheral neuropathy that you experience burning sensation only on the dorsal area of your feet and hands and arms but not on the soles of your feet and palms are not having the burning sensation? Does peripheral neuropathy in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be very unusual for either HIV related to HIV drug related neuropathy to manifest in the areas you describe--I would be concerned about another cause for the burning sensation you are experiencing. I would discuss with your HIV physician... Read more »

do any supplements help with neuropathy?

my neuropathy is currently under control with lyrica and cymbalta. HOWEVER.....I've realized it continually gets worse and it would be nice to have something to take the edge off on those occasions it hurts more than usual. I've been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unless there is a documented vitamin deficiency (such as Vit B12 or folate) there is no convincing data about efficacy and safety of vitamin supplements (supplement L-carnitine has had some modest variable but still not convincing benefit). Area... Read more »
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Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Neuropathy. Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 3 months. But soon after that I started feeling severe pain on my legs and feet. No I dont feel anything, but is like one day in dont feel nothing the next 2 or 3 days i feel terrible pain. Can it be hiv related neuropathy? Why... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »