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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 You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Neuropathy in Head

What can you tell me about neuropathy which may be causing dizziness and headaches? Don't really have symptoms in hands and feet, but am a long timer and doc mentioned that this may be what I am now dealing with.Thankyou...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Standard HIV or drug related neuropathy generally involves the longest nerves first. When there are central nervous system symptoms as you describe the may be concerns about HIV encephalitis/encephalopathy as well as a wide range of non-HIV... Read more »

Neuropathy + slow progressor HIV

Dear Dr., I am now 22 years with HIV, my counts are 630 CD4 and 5000 viral load. I am suffering from neuropathy taking SIMBALTA + medicinal cannabis. My doctor at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem wants me to take the "cocktail" but I feel...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting from Israel.First, viral loads can vary significantly from day to day (while off treatment). A change from 5500 to 5000 has no clinical or biological meaning.Next, if there's no other reason for the neuropathy that... Read more »

early HIV & optic neuropathy

Dear Dr. Young,I am 28 years old male . I had partial loss of vision in the left eye. My ophthalmologist could not find any problem in the eye after many tests and examinations.Then I went to a neurologist who could not find anything in the cranial...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Mesru:I'm not much of a neurologist (just ask my neurology colleagues); but I'm not aware of optic neuritis as a symptom of early HIV infection, but there are clearly neuronal injuries that can happen during the course of HIV infection or... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy of both feet

Dear Dr., I have contacted you before on this condition of mine and you have been most helpful.I have had a RMI of the lumbar spine as you have suggested but nothing relevant to the Symptoms showed up(as you anticipated). I...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Sustiva has been shown to penetrate most areas of the body well, including the central nervous system. I am not sure, however, that continued viral replication is the source of your neuropathy. I would have your doctor check to make sure you are not... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm curious as to how many people have had neuropathic symptoms very early on in the disease and how it manifested ...Also night sweats ??Is that pretty common early on in the disease??

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Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
My question is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According
to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects the longest nerves first, therefore it always starts in the toes, may progress
upwards to involve the... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
dear jackie blue,
my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months.
should i need to keep testing until one year....
as im very stressed out.i recently took dna pcr to try to end all of this... Read more »