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Can't Walk With My 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
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pain so bad i can't walk that well anymore

dear dr. i was diagnosed in 97 , about 2 years ago i started to develop pain in my feet, it has progressed so bad , i can hardly walk anymore, the doctor did exray's, and arthritis test, and lupus test. they showed nothing, he sais it's hiv related...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...helfpul). Checking for vitamin deficiencies can be helpful. Some other meds such as amitryptilline can help some patients with peripheral neuropathy. KH Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?????

I was diagnosed with hiv 4 years ago. My t-cell when first diagnosed was 300 put got on meds and numbers jumped up to 750. I have stayed on meds and numbers have stayed betwwen 700 - 800. I am on atripla at the moment and have never had any side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Atripla overall has a low rate of peripheral neuropathy. The foot pain you describe (acute and short in duration first in one foot and then the other) does't sound much like either Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

I have been HIV pos for 23 years now. I have been on many drugs like Zerit and Videx. My T Cell is 226 and no viral load. In 2007 I started having pain and numbness in my left toes and foot. Then it started to move up my calf. Then my right...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Need to remove if possible any drug that could be contributing to problem. Lidocaine patches, capsaicin topical, gabapentin, acupuncture, spinal cord injections or infusions and other options can help some patients. You need to discuss further... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Hi Again, Doctor KH, I hope you are aware of the actual value of your expertise & answers. This forum and the information you provide is nothing short of gods gift.My question, recently my feet & sometimes my hands get very cold & tingly. Generally...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The symptoms as you describe them would be unusual to be due to peripheral neuropathy from the Atripla. A good general medical evaluation (history and physical)is recommended to assess other possible causes. KH Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion 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 »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation. I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of... Read more »

The Emotional tragedy that I can't seem to overcome - Help

Posted by sleichen, 6 Replies
...completely vulgar to me. Some how, I have gotten into my mind that the next person I have sex with, will die. Not only that, I am a walking toxic plague. I can hardly look at myself in the mirror because I carry this disease. I have never... Read more »

Walk

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
...So my husband called me and told me that he picked up forms for us to do the AIDS walk in NY on May 21st. I was not sure he would want to do it with me but he will. I am so excited and nervous. I have never done Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 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... Read more »