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Ear Pain And Neuropathy

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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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chronic neuropathy, uveitus,

what do you suggest to aid in the discomfort of such things as neuropathy, uveitus, unbearable tinnitus and "chronic lung disease"? stop smoking is just not as easy as they say it is. cd4 went from 162 to 195 in 3mos, viral went from zip...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You have several issues going on at once. The regimen you describe for HIV treatment, is usually not associated with producing neuropathy. Some HIV drugs do cause neuropathy. HIV treatment in some cases can improve HIV-associated neuropathy. I hope... Read more »

Is this HIV-related neuropathy?

I've been to three neurologist regarding neurological pain, itching and burning and still don't think I'm getting the correct assessment.I tested positive two plus years ago. My viral load is 30,000 and T-Cells are 455. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From your description I doubt you have standard HIV related or drug related peripheral neuropathy. Perhaps you would benefit from seeing a good dermatologist with some HIV experience. Seeing a good dermatologist may ultimately provide some relief... Read more »


I have a lot of pressure in both ears. The right ear especially feels full and congested and gets a burning feeling inside and in the far back of my throat. I am also getting severe headaches on and off. Some light congestion in nasal passages...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unlikely due to your HIV meds though I have seen several patients over the years who seemed to develop a neuropathy in the ears due to possible lamivudine or emtricitabine. Seeing a neurologist might be useful.. If the problem persists with no... Read more »

neuropathy or neurosyphilis?

Hi Doc.,My name is Nick and Ive been positive 6 years now. I am taking Combivir and Sustiva since the beginning (no drugs change) and my labs are good: CD4 840; viremy undetectable; all other labs OK.Two years ago, during a routine check, I tested...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Often a CSF analysis is necessary to fully evaluate for neurosyphilis. The evolution of your syphilis serologies would be worth tracking to gain a sense of the adequacy of your earlier treatment. Usually Combivir/Sustiva is OK to take with... Read more »
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Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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 time... Read more »

Ear pain and appendicitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently operated for appendicitis and now have ear pain in my right ear. i had a one time insertive vaginal episode with a woman of unknown status in a bachelor party with protection. I tested negative at 22 weeks (156) days. About 30 days... Read more »

Pain in ears in the hood!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have pain behind or in my ears. Mostly on my right ear but at times tightness in my left ear. i had a 1 time vaginal exposure and used a condom. I don't think it ripped. Already took an elisa after 4 1/2- 5 months and came back negative.. Could... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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