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Distal Neuropathy Causes

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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

Brutal Neuropathy

I am becoming increasingly desperate in trying to escape the ever increasing and spreading pain of my "Painful HIV-Associated distal symmetrical polyneuropathy" as it was called in a Research study I was involved in in 2004. Otherwise I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tough situation-you might consider discussing whether you can be placed on a regimen with no nukes at all (in case the ones you are on now are still causing further mitochondrial damage). I assume you have been to a good pain clinic and have tried... Read more »

neuropathy

My Mom who is 73 has neuropathy in her upper legs(thigh and groin) and it is painfull, she does see a neurologist, they don't seem to be doing anything for her pain, she gets very weak in the legs and can't walk far. My Mom's brother...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and sorry to hear about your mother.From what you've described, it doesn't seem that she has a typical peripheral neuropathy, with involvement of her proximal (rather than distal) legs. Indeed, it would be good to know if she has... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

ARE THERE ANY NEW TREATMENTS FOR NEUROPATHY. I FIND IT SO HARD TO WALK CERTAIN DAYS. AND I DON'T DRIVE SO I HAVE TO WALK TO THE STORES. DOES WALKING EVERY DAY HELP NEROPATHY AT ALL? AND WAHT ABOUT THE TRANSDERMAL PATCH THAT IS BEING TALKED...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Len,HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy can be a real pain, so to speak.Here is what I advise:1. Determine first if what you are experiencing is indeed HIV-associated distal sensory neuropathy or some other medical condition that can... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
My question is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions.... Read more »