Does Neuropathy Make You Weak

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and needles, burning, stiffness, or numbness in the feet and toes. It can also be tickling sensations, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN...
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dear doctor i was infectet about 6 mounts agou ,now i start filing tingling all around my body arms ,torso,legs,face i only gou for 1/2 second but its really scare me also my legs get very weak and cold filing when i lay in bed , i am not o meds...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Tingling over the body as you describe would be unusual to be due to standard HIV neuropathy. I recommend that you receive as assessment by an HIV specialist to sort out what could be going on. KH Read more »

Neuropathy during seroconversion, false negative?

Hi Dr. Bob, Please answer, I'm terrified! I had unprotected vaginal intercourse on Dec 19, 2008 with a partner of unknown status. Two weeks later developed weakness, weight loss and just felt horrible. I got better but couldn't gain the weight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(non-reactive) HIV test results 17 weeks after your potential exposure is definitive. HIV is not your problem.Regarding your "neuropathy," I would suggest you have an evaluation by a neurologist to ascertain if indeed the symptoms you are... Read more »

Use of Immunace as means of combating neuropathy and myopathy.

A 19 year old lady had recently been diagnosed RVD reactive. On her first visit, she had progressive muscle weakness and peripheral neuropathy of +/- 1 month. The patient was unable to walk unassisted. Relavant bloods had been taken (FBC, LFT, viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. I have seen several cases of HIV related transverse myelitis and/or myopathy that seemed to respond to corticosteriods prior the the availability of effective antiretrovirals. It is unclear to me what the etiology was of the... Read more »

the neuropathy, if that's what it is, won't go away

I've been HIV+ for over ten years now. I've recovered from lots of different side effects from meds over the years but I've been off the D4t for two years yet the pain, unsteadiness and general weakness in both my legs, that has been diagnosed as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sometimes HIV drug neuropathy doesn't get better. I often involve an HIV interested neurologist and a pain specialist to both look for other possible causes Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...diagnosis of DSPN. If an individual has atypical symptoms -- for example, an asymmetric distribution of numbness or pain, or weakness as the presenting symptom rather than sensory impairment -- additional testing may be required to reach a... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...disabling. Sometimes PN is present even without symptoms. When people first get PN, they normally feel sensations like tingling, weakness, numbness, pinching, buzzing or stiffness in their toes and feet or fingers and hands. When PN is mild, you... Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...This can cause damage to nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness, especially in the feet and legs. See Fact Sheet 555 for more information. Central nervous system (CNS)... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies about these and he checked me over (asked if I had any pins/needles (to which I replied no) reflexes, checked for muscle weakness and checked my eyes) and said everything seemed fine but if they don't dissapear on their own to return at a... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...term use of Dapsone. I am still awaiting an appointment with a neurologist to determine for sure what is causing my pain and weakness. I have never had anything happen to me that has made me more despondent. I take Elavil to ease the pain, but... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...of my body. I could walk with a pronounced limp, but I could not lift anything heavier than a pencil with my left arm. The weakness started as tingling and then progressed to weakness. After two days the symptoms passed and I regained strength... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. i can stand with my knees locked comfortably. i need to always have a slight bend. my feet fall asleep... Read more »