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Different Types Of Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...PN. The signs and symptoms are enough. Special tests may be needed to find the cause of PN. These tests measure tiny electrical currents in nerves and muscles. The amount or speed of these electric signals drops with different types of PN. However, many patients with PN are not diagnosed correctly. How Is It Treated? Talk to your health care provider about discontinuing any drugs that might be causing PN. Drug-induced PN normally goes...
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neuropathy and muscle loss

I want to know whether neuropathy can cause muscle loss
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In some types of neuropathy ( when nerve damage is significant) muscle loss (atrophy) can be seen. KH Read more »

ankle pain neuropathy

I have been dealing with neuropathy in my feet and hands now for 3 years. I have been on neurotin, depatoke, topamax (I know I'm spelling these wrong), now have been on cymbalta at 60mg per day and it has helped so much. Now that the weather is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The regimen that you are on is not particularly known for worsening neuropathy, but the Epivir (in Epzicom) can contribute to neuropathic pain. How best to stop an NNRTI-based regimen is not known, although the risk of producing drug-resistant... Read more »


What are the different types of this? What part of Hiv do you get this? And does everyone Hiv pos get this? and could you die from this.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The neuropathy associated with HIV or drugs used to treat HIV is specifically a "peripheral neuropathy", meaning that it affects the feet and Read more »

Carnitine and neuropathy

Hi Doc...Thanks for your great help for us all...I am 50years old HIV+ since 1985 and been thru most combos the latest is ABT378,Rescriptor,Abacavir and Videx V.L. 20000 and T4 400 felt ok except neuropathy. mY doc gave L-carnitine but I wanted to...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...good one! We are beginning to discover the underlying mechanisms for various side effects -- such as the possibility the some types of HIV neuropathy may be linked to mitochondrial toxicity. Carnitine in it's various forms is being investigated... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

My Kind of Life: Peripheral Neuropathy

... I had PN (peripheral neuropathy) for about three years, and with hindsight I can say that it was one of the complications of HIV and its medications that held Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...disease and antiretroviral treatment. (For more on CNS manifestations, see " HIV and the Brain ," BETA , Summer/Fall 2009.) The type of peripheral neuropathy most often seen in HIV positive people -- more specifically called distal symmetric... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...face. DILS is a condition associated with immune cell (typically CD8 cell) infiltration of neurons, which can result in various different types of neuropathy. Because it is the most common type of HIV/AIDS-related neuropathy, "peripheral... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...impairs your body's ability to communicate with your skin, muscles and internal organs. What Causes It? There are over 100 types of PN and many different causes for it. They include injury, inherited diseases, chronic conditions,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...toes, then moves up gradually and may even involve the fingers but doesn't really go above the knees. Is this the case with all types of neuroptahy? I fear maybe mine is muscular or motor and therefore doesnt follow the same rules as the more... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...usually PN begins in the feet and slowly spreads and this hasn't been the case but I wonder if maybe I am experiencing some kind of HIV related motor neuropathy - would this follow the same pattern. Also aware that PN rarely occurs in HIV... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...The new HIV specialist, Dr. Paul Nieberg, found pronounced weakness in my left and right feet and left lower leg. Nieberg was kind enough to call the neuroligist with his exam notes such that the neurologist, a gruff ex-marine named Dr. Philip... 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 »