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Difficulty Walking Because Of Neuropathy

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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 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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Difficulty Walking and Tiredness

Hello Doctor, I've been diagnosed and on combination therapy for a year now - Sustiva, d4t, and 3TC. My CD4 count is 122 (a slow downward trend) and with a percentage of 15. Over the past few months I've noticed on a more frequent basis,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Although I can't specifically diagnose your problem from the information provided, I'll try to clear up a few things. You mention you've been on combination therapy for a year with Sustiva, d4T, and 3TC, and yet your CD4 count... Read more »

I am slightly anemic and have difficulty breathing

Is there something I should be taking to help me with my being slightly Anemic. I am findiing that I get winded just walking to my mail box...I would like to slowly start walking to build my strength up but find it too difficult to breath.I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Generally speaking, being "slightly anemic" wouldn't cause such significant exercise intolerance, shortness of breath and fatigue. That generally occurs with more moderate to severe anemia. How low is your hemoglobin? Regarding... Read more »

Drowsiness from meds for neuropathy

I have been HIV + for 23 years and have taken AZT, DDI, DDC, sistiva and videx in the past. I am resistant to all NNRTI's and had pancreatitis related to videx last year. I currently take atazanavir, norvir and truvada as well as Dapsone (I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Analgesics (including narcotics if necessary), liodocaine patches, topical capsaicin, acupuncture, nerve stimulation, other drugs for diabetic neuropathy (such as Cymbalta) can provide relief for some patients though the treatment of peripheral... Read more »

what do you do to eliminate neuropathy?

Dr. Bob,I am suffering from terrible neuropathy and it is really disrupting my quality of life. It makes me more than just simply fatigued. It makes me tired to try to keep fighting and that's not acceptable, wouldn't you say?Dr. Bob, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello James,Sorry to hear you are having such difficulties! I wish I had an easy answer for you, but I don't. Neuropathy is nerve damage that can cause numbness, burning, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet. In those of us that are... Read more »
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Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.

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Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I am experiencing a lot of frightening symptoms just now. In early August this year, I lost substantial strength in the left side of my body. I could walk with a pronounced limp, but I could not lift anything heavier than a pencil with my left... Read more »