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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Painful feet (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2011)

Hi My name is Patricia from South Africa. I have been HIV posetive for 14 year and i am 30 years old, married with two beautiful HIV neg kids and husband who is also neg. I have started experiencing an unexplainable pain on my feet. If feels like i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Patricia,You may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy (distal painful peripheral neuropathy). It may be exacerbated by certain HIV medicaments. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that I hope will be helpful.Good... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry to hear you are having such a painful and annoying problem! I absolutely agree with you: 46 does not qualify as "old age!"Regarding your discomfort, who made the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy (PN)? I would definitely seek the... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular... Read more »

Ongoing neuropathy or not

Hi Doctor Bob. I previously posted this to the 'Am I infected?' area of ur fatigue and anemia forum. I had unprotected anal sex as the insertive partner following some rather rough oral sex. 2 weeks after this incident I got a buzzing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nutter. Definitely conclusively nutter!Have I seen similar neurological symptoms related to HIV? Nope! Have I seen similar neurological symptoms related to nutters? Yep!Can NSAIDs alter HIV-antibody production or HIV test results? Nope.I... Read more »
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