Diseases Caused By Neuropathy
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University of Minnesota, School of Medicine3TC (a component of Combivir) can cause peripheral neuropathy (drug related almost always involves the foot first-usually in a fairly symmetric manner). HIV can mimic that. Some vitamin deficiencies (i.e.vitamin B12) can cause neuropathy as can... Read more »
Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeThe mechanism for the neuropathy that results from certain antiretrovirals is unknown, but demyelination is not a major feature. It generally does not involve other nerves or cause central nervous system disease regardless of the time of exposure... Read more »
Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeNeuropathy would generally not happen as you are describing. You should see your doctor and discuss it with him/her and, if you have not already, determine the results of your HIV testing. Since you don't mention the results, I presume... Read more »
Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeGenerally, peripheral neuropathy does improve to some degree when the medications are discontinued, although this may take some time. There are no commercially available agents that have been shown to reverse medication-induced peripheral neuropathy.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesJUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesJust a few queries on HIV related neuropathy.
As I understand it, in most (~99%) cases it is the meds that cause neuropathy in HIV infected individuals and not the disease itself. I have also read, however, that peripheral neuropathy can occur very... Read more »
Posted by billc, 1 ReplyAfter a high risk encounter I had seven months ago I have developed a burning in my face that comes and goes. It is mostly isolated to the left forehead, but travels down around my eye. It comes and goes. It this neuropathy??
If not then... Read more »
Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Replyhave been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »
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