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AIDS InfoNet

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 in my feet?

I have been positive for 19 years and have had neuropathy in both legs since Feb 91.At one time Desipramine and Mexitil worked to help manage the pain along with Kadian.Currently I take 400 mg of Kadian for my leg pain with Dilaudid for breakthrough...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy remains one of the most challenging HIV-treatment related conditions to manage since often patients need to continue to take possibly offending meds from the HIV/AIDS standpoint. Your current regimen has not been 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 »

peripheral neuropathy in feet

I have been taking GPO VIR for 6 months now, with few side affects except for the last 2-3 months, my toes feel continually tingling, cold, sensitive to walking on a cold floor. In the medication instructions is is stated as a possible side affect,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is a well identified side effect of the stavudine component of your medication. The best advice I could give you is to try to get off the medication as soon as you can. Otherwise, non-narcotic analgesics or drugs such as gabapentin can be... Read more »
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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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness, especially in the feet and legs. See Fact Sheet 555 for more information. Central nervous system (CNS) problems include depression and... Read more »
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Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors 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 »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...suggestions. Codiene does not even touch the pain. I don't want to try stronger narcotics and I have tried Amitriptyline. Cold water seems to work wonders but I can't stand under the shower all day. Thanks in advance 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 »