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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...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 symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What Causes PN? PN can be caused by HIV infection of nerve cells, by drugs used to treat HIV or other health problems, or other factors. Risk factors for PN include higher HIV viral load,...
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Hi Again, Doctor KH, I hope you are aware of the actual value of your expertise & answers. This forum and the information you provide is nothing short of gods gift.My question, recently my feet & sometimes my hands get very cold & tingly. Generally...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The symptoms as you describe them would be unusual to be due to peripheral neuropathy from the Atripla. A good general medical evaluation (history and physical)is recommended to assess other possible causes. KH Read more »

INCREASING PAIN OF NEUROPATHY.

I HAVE HAD NEUROPATHY ABOUT A YEAR INTO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH AIDS IN 1998. I WAS A WALKER AND MORE AND MORE PAIN MADE IT SO UNCONFORTABLE AT NIGHT. I FELT LIKE MY LEGS AND FEET WERE PINBALL MACHINES WITH NAILS BEING FLUNG AROUND. NEURONTIN OR...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good and tough question-one of the most frustrating topics out there for many patients. effective use of narcotics, local lidocaine patches or capsaicin, Lyrica, acupuncture--each of those might help a subset of patients often unpredictably so often... Read more »

neuropathy

How are people with HIV related neuropathy supposed to exercise and stay healthy if they can barley stand up on two feet without it hurting. I dont want to die young because I have neuropathy and am unable to excercise and stay healthy. really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...effective treatments for peripheral neuropathy that can be helpful It certainly is very difficult to exercise when it hurts to stand/walk. I have numerous patients with chronic painful neuropathy with whom we struggle to provide pain relief. In... 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 ABOUT....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed HIV-associated distal sensory neuropathy or some other medical condition that can produce painful feet. There are some neuropathies that are very treatable, such as those caused by thyroid problems, vitamin B12 deficiency or pressure on a... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...PN becomes a painful, numb, burning, shooting sensation thatmany sufferers describe as "holding a lit match to my feet," or "walking onbroken glass." This chronic pain can lead those who suffer to become isolated,depressed, and even suicidal. ... Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...strength, especially for people with peripheral neuropathy, and there's research to prove it. In a 2006 study, subjects who walked for one hour, four times a week, slowed down the worsening of their peripheral neuropathy. Researchers at the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...people report having a cramping, burning, throbbing or shooting pain. When it's more severe, you may have trouble standing or walking. Some people refer to the pain as "frostbite", "pins and needles sticking in", "a lit match held to my foot" or... Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by cepo, 2 Replies
...arms and it doesnt go away. I go these feelings about 3 months afterwards and they dont go away. I guess my question is, "is neuropathy common in the early stages of HIV"? I've heard its an opportunistic infection but can it happen so early on?... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...frightening symptoms just now. In early August this year, I lost substantial strength in the left side 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... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps? Thanks a million. Read more »