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Does Standing Aggravate Peripheral 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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Ankles and peripheral neuropathy

I am taking Tenofovir, Stocrin, 3tc and Abacavir. I have moderately severe peripheral neuropathy (PN) in both legs/feet for which I am taking no treatment.Over the past year I have been noticing that both my ankle and toe joints are becoming...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In some patients peripheral neuropathy can be associated with muscle stiffness which can translate into stiffer joints. The 3TC can aggravate peripheral neuropathy. AN evaluation by a neurologist can sometimes sort out the possible etiology (HIV... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy and nausea

Dear Doctor, I have had peripheral neuropathy for about 14 years have managed well on some supplements and celebrex. I have always had problems standing in one spot as the blood flow is bad and I feel faint, but lately just standing in the shower a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
More information about your current and past HIV medications, current HIV status, current meds, and other medical problems (this site is devoted to discussion of side effects of HIV treatment) is neede in order to comment and possibly offer any... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy - girly man

I have undetectable hiv and I'm been on sustiva for 6 years and epzicom for almost 2 years. I have been dealing with peripheral neuropathy for almost 4 years now. I have seen it go from being sensory neuropathy to pn. The eeg, whatever that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The 3TC component of Epzicom can occasionally cause/aggravate peripheral neuropathy so a discussion of whether any switch options might be considered may be worth having with your HIV specialist. I refer patients with challenging peripheral... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

i am hiv positive. i was infected on december 6th, 1999. i was told of my infection on december 21st 1999. my numbers at my initial testing were viral load of 500,000 and T cells were a little above 200. i was put on combivir and viramune. my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sometimes the lamivudine part of the Combivir can result in neuropathy (can switch that to abacavir). Usually some satisfactory treatment or therapy switch can be offered to blunt or reverse the condition. The vast majority or persons who develop... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
dear jackie blue,
my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months.
should i need to keep testing until one year....
as im very stressed out.i recently took dna pcr to try to end all of this... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy ? or a common nerve damage ?

Posted by ConfusedJerry, 3 Replies
i got alot of symptoms and i wont list them all .. let's say my exposure was 2012 i had this numb feeliing in my left feet on december 2013 i got scared about it because i thought it will not go away it took 2 months to get back the sensation now... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »