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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 References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will
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Lyrica for neuropathy

I have recently been denied to receive Lyrica by my Medicare Part D carrier because my diagnosis is non-diabetic/non-postherpetic neuropathy. Can you explain the difference between the above-mentioned type and HIV-related neuropathy? Is there a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lyrica has not been approved in the US by the FDA for the treatment of HIV associated peripheral neuropathy whereas it has received approval (due to results of studies on safety and efficacy) for the treatment of diabetic and post-herpetic Read more »

solution for neuropathy

HI Im HIV positive for 4 months not on meds but just got neuropathy. How could this happen already. I have read that its only in advanced HIV diesease. 1) Does this mean I am a rapid progresser?2) If I went on meds could the neuropathy go away or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV-related neuropathy can develop seemingly early in some patients. A careful examination by an HIV specialist or neurologist can help distinguish 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
...Thanks for your post.If the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy ("distal symmetric sensory neuropathy") is confirmed and there is no other compelling reason (like diabetes or syphilis) for Read more »

Fatigue, Myopathy, Neuropathy, Elevated CPK

Dr. Franscino,I have been HIV pos for 10 years. I have had an undetectable viral load since starting my treatment 10 years ago. I am religious about taking my regimen. I suffer from fatigue neuro/myopathy and went on full disability about 4 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your problem is "fatigue and neuro/myopathy." So let me try to address those issues.First off, I wonder about your diagnosis of neuropathy, if indeed your nerve conduction studies and electromylography were "inconclusive." Your muscle biopsy... Read more »
Articles
Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Diagnosis of Neuropathy in HIV-Positive Prison Inmates

...1 ) Several other PN types are associated with HIV disease, mainly acute and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathies (Guillain-Barre-like diseases), mononeuropathy multiplex, and multifocal motor neuropathy. These diseases... Read more »
The Body PRO

An Update on the Diagnosis and Management of HIV-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy

...8-11, 2004; San Francisco, Calif. Abstract 493. Cherry C., McArthur J., Lal L. et al. Response of HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathies to Early Detection and Treatment Manipulation . Presented at: 11th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

...in appetite, and depressive symptoms, and HIV-infected patients are at increased risk for certain painful conditions, such as neuropathy. Social environments, cultural backgrounds, and psychological and emotional pain contribute to the manner in... Read more »
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How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...mind with worry for the past month. I have been having symptoms, swollen glands, 3 night sweats, achy and weak muscles and neuropathy (tingling in my arms and legs). This seems like classic ARS symptoms. My question to HIV+ readers is how did... Read more »

Mystery Diagnosis casting- Lipodystrophy Stories

Posted by mysteryd08
...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...hot coals. I asked my HIV specialist at the time, Dr. Michael Sampson of LA, what was happenning. He said I could not have neuropathy as it always occured on both sides of the body and progressed from the outside of the body to the inside and... Read more »