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Causes For Neuropathy Of Lower Extremities

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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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neuropathy question

HiI have 2 questions about HIV related neuropathy.1) Could someone develop peripheral neuropathy 2 months after HIV infection without being on any meds or does that seem too soon?2) If I develop peripheral neuropathy due to HIV itself, is there any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A wide range of neurologic problems, including peripheral neuropathy (characterized by numbness, pins and needles, pain starting in toes/feet), can be seen occasionally during or soon after primary Read more »

Neuropathy from Fosamax?

I have been on a combination of VidexEC, Viread, and Kaletra (though I've been on some combination of a protease inhibitor and other drugs since 1996). Recently I was diagnosed as having osteopenia. My doctor started me on once-a-week Fosamax. After...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...effects of Fosamax are gastrointestinal in nature. Although muscle and joint pain are reported in a few percent of patients, neuropathy would be distinctly unusual. Even rash is not well reported. I would look elsewhere for the cause of your... Read more »

DR. HENRY, EARLY PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?

Dear Dr. Henry, What are the signs of HIV related early peripheral neuropathy. I've been having burning sensations(actually it feels more like a drop of hot water on the skin surface) in my fingers, toes, feet, face, thigh, and scalp.Any advice...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...typiically one would see painful or disagreeable sensations are produced my orinary stimuli, a stocking glove distribution for distal extremity loss of sense of touch, decreased reflexes in ankles, weakness in feet/lower legs then hands, and/or... Read more »

Neuropathy from Fosamix?

I have been on a combination of VidexEC, Viread, and Kaletra (though I've been on some combination of a protease inhibitor and other drugs since 1996). Recently I was diagnosed as having osteopenia. My doctor started me on once-a-week Fosamax. After...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...peripheral edema, mylagias, joint pain, back pain, flu-like symptoms-those are reported at a low rate. Videx can cause peripheral neuropathy so that needs to be considered. Some patients can develop some mineral abnormalities (Ca, PO4) that... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
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 »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...your peripheral nervous system (PNS), which are the nerves found throughout the rest of your body. These nerves serve your limbs and organs. These systems communicate to each other through nerve cells. Unlike the brain and spine which are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...of peripheral neuropathy, pancreatitis, or heavy alcohol use should avoid Zerit. Lipoatrophy, fat loss in the face and limbs (arms and legs) and, to a lesser degree, lipohypertrophy (such as "buffalo hump" and increase in abdominal girth) has... Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by cepo, 2 Replies
...heard its an opportunistic infection but can it happen so early on? This pins and needles sensation is 24/7 and in both legs and arms and legs go from hot to cold, this is horrible. Has anyone else here experienced this and how did it go away... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity sensation (like sunburn). At times both my arms and legs have been totally numb and at other times it felt like I'd been mucking around with a TENS machine that is... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »