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Drug Induced Neuropathy

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Drug Induced Neuropathy

I have taking Truvada for the past 3 yrs along with Lexiva started about a yr ago. I have had numb toes which is progressively worsening for the past 8 months. I know Truvada has a low probability of causing neuropahty. If a drug is the offender...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...deficiencies, diabetes status, et cetera) and possibly a neurology consult to better define the nature/extent of the peripheral neuropathy. Individual components of your regimen can rarely contribute to peripheral neuropathy. If no other cause... Read more »

Numbness in hands and legs

A relative in Africa is on HAART for 1 year now. He is complaining of numbness in his hand and leg... Read more »

Foot pain in HIV-positive 4 year old

My HIV+ 4 year old has begun complaining of foot pain. It has occurred off and on for a couple of... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...correctly. How Is It Treated? Talk to your health care provider about discontinuing any drugs that might be causing PN. Drug-induced PN normally goes away totally if the drugs are stopped when PN first appears. However, this can take as long... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...neuropathy. AIDS 23(17):2317-22. November 13, 2009. Arenas-Pinto A and others. The risk of developing peripheral neuropathy induced by nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors over time: evidence from the Delta trial. Antiviral Therapy ... Read more »
The Body Features: Women & HIV

First Person: Luana Clark

...people did for me. I am on medication now. I'm on what they call "salvage therapy." I got the side effects, like, I have drug-induced neuropathy. My vision is slowly but surely going. I have my cane with me. My right side is going numb, and I... 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 »
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chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has been exceptional, it has worked a treat. The neuropathy has reduced by up over 85% at a guess, circulation improved and energy levels increased. So, in my mind,... Read more »