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Drinking And Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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peripheral neuropathy

Hello Doctors,when does peripheral neuropathy start normally in the course of hiv infection. Is it from the very beginning meaning acute infection on, or only later in the course of infection?!!Is it right that it can be caused by both, hiv itself...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular Read more »

Is this peripheral neuropathy?

Firstly, let me thank you, Drs Conway and Henry, so sincerely for the work you and your colleagues do on this site. It really is a huge help and wonderful resources to HIV sufferers across the world.I am 22 year-old white male, positive for 18...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your description makes HIV-related peripheral neuropathy seem unlikely. Some sort of local compression neuropathy (as you mention related to your recent hiking) is certainly possible. Read more »

neuropathy

I am having a lot of trouble with peripheral neuropathy and my doctor is treating me with elavil. However, I don't seem to notice much relief. Is there another or perhaps better treatment for my problem?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Neuropathy can be a real problem. Are you on any medications which could cause neuropathy such as D4T, DDI or DDC? Are you drinking alcohol habitually? Neuropathy can also be related to HIV itself. Amitriptyline, or Elavil, is a commonly... Read more »

DENIED PAIN MEDICATION

Dear Doc, I have been undergoing HIV treatment for 5 years. I was first diagnosed with Kaposi's Sarcoma. My T-cell count was 158, my viral load was almost a million. I was put on Viracept, and Combovir. I under went extensive Radiation and...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...The pain of peripheral neuropathy can be very debilitating, and I am sorry that you are suffering with it. Neurontin and amitriptyline (Elavil) have been used Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Videx is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Osteoporosis

...risk of falling. Clear walkways at home. Be careful on stairs or steep slopes. This is especially important for people who have peripheral neuropathy (see Fact Sheet 555 ) in their feet or legs. Several studies showed that alendronate... Read more »
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need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...as If Thier Is Something In my Throte. As If Theirs Constantly Something running Down It ( The Back of My Throte). Ive Been Drinking Water Lately Becuse I Dont Drink Much Water At all. The Little Red Pin Head Dots Arent Clusterd Anyware On My... Read more »

Muscle Twitches

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...experiecing muscle fasciculations (twitches) all over (mainly in the limbs). Is this is any way a symptom of HIV infection? Does peripheral neuropathy ever present itself in this way in HIV recently infected individuals? I plan to get tested... Read more »

PN

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you guys tested negative at 25 weeks like i did would you believe it even if you had symptoms? Im pretty sure I have peripheral Neuropathy and I cant think what else could be causing this. Its been 7 1/2 mnths since exposure is this to early... 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 »