Does HIV Cause 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 »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThe 3TC component of Combivir can rarely cause neuropathy. An evaluation by a neurologist is often helpful to pinpoint the type/cause of the neuropathy. HIV drug related neuropathy usually begins in the toes/feet with numbness/tingling (usually... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello from one first-born Asian American to another.Sorry for the delayed reply.In thinking about your case, I'd have to conclude that the neuropathic pain that you're experiencing isn't necessarily directly related to your HIV... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineHave you seen a neurologist to determine the specific type of neuropathy you have? Some vitamin deficiencies can contribute to peripheral neuropathy if not yet checked (ie folic acid and vitamin B12). If you have resistance in the past to abacavir... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 ReplyDoes anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?
This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIs 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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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 »
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