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Peripheral Neuropathy

...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, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What...
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Neuropathy Question

I have a question about neuropathy. About 3 or 4 months ago, I had a slight loss of sensation on the outside edge of my right big toe, at the same time I was experiencing a severe lower back strain. I figured they were related. I have a history of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...then you need to see a physician to have this sorted out. It is possible for back problems to cause neurologic symptoms in the feet, but these are not typically symmetrical. It isn't possible for me to tell you whether this will get worse... Read more »

Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...containing generic drug available (AZT generally has much less of a risk for neuropathy)- if so then switching off the D4T is often helpful. There is no proven treatment effective for blunting or reversing drug related neuropathy so the best... Read more »

Initiating Treatment because of devloping neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctors. Thank you for the great work you all do on this site and giving the many of us in countries without ready access to expert opinions a forum to raise our questions. I seroconverted in December 2006 (best estimate). My current first...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...fully resolve, even with effective HIV treatment. For this reason, is I were in your shoes, I wouldn't be waiting too long after diagnostic confirmation to treat. Indeed, waiting to start actually increases the risk of developing neuropathy,... 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 to lift...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...blood vessels, nerves, lymph nodes, etc. A careful exam and history is the starting place to sort out the possible causes. Often a rheumatologist (joint doc) or neurologist are the most skilled as examining that region and sorting out the... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...cells. Branches called dendrites receive signals from other neurons. Some axons are surrounded by cells containing myelin, a soft, fatty material that forms a protective sheath. The myelin sheath serves as insulation so that signals can be... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...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 ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...antiretroviral developed and was approved for use in HIV treatment in 1994. This drug was a very effective antiretroviral, but after years of use, the adverse events associated with the drug virtually stopped the prescription of d4T as part of... Read more »
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Videx EC

...oral solution. Take Videx and Videx EC strictly on an empty stomach (unless taking with Viread), one hour before or two hours after food or drink, except water. Approved for children weighing at least 44 pounds. Take missed dose as soon as... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I am experiencing a lot of frightening symptoms just now. In early August this year, I lost substantial strength in the left side of my body. I could walk with a pronounced limp, but I could not lift anything heavier than a pencil with my left... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...nausea even though I did not vomit. Jan 12th - Noticed a slightly raised 'quarter sized' red rash irregularly shaped on my left upper arm. This disappeared in two days. Jan 13th - Tingling warm needles feeling in my left palm, fingers and left... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi guys. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity sensation... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »