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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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Neuropathy - ?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I am 33 y.o. female, HIV+ for a number of years, not on medication, good blood counts, but have a recurring problem with this stabbing pain in my joints / bones. Mainly arms and legs. My old doctor said that I had peripheral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,So your "old doctor" advised you had peripheral neuropathy? Just how "old" was he? I'm inclined to agree with your new (?young) doctor. Peripheral neuropathy is characterized by pain and numbness in the toes and feet,... Read more »

Neuropathy tx & antidepressants

I am a 43yo female with AIDS. I have been on Effexor XR 75mg for a few years. Recently I was placed on Amitriptylin 25mg for neuropathy. Neurontin was the drug of choice but I had a possible rash with this drug in the past. After 4 days of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Amitriptyline and imipramine are often prescribed for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy and other chronic pain syndromes. Dizzines is sometimes a side effect of these drugs because they may cause blood pressure to fall when rising from a... Read more »

Reyataz and neuropathy in already affected patient

I'm a 64 year old woman (who you helped a couple weeks ago).I am to resume treatment. Most recently took Combivir and Viramune, though nothing for three years because of severe neuropathy and pretty good blood reports. Now it is suggested I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Protease inhibitors can aggravate neuropathy but not to the degree usually seen with some of the "D" drugs (ddI, ddC, D4T). I have used a lot of Norvir + Reyataz and have only had several patients in whom I thought their neuropathy worsed... Read more »

Reyataz and neuropathy in already affected patient

I'm a 64 year old woman (who you helped a couple weeks ago).I am to resume treatment. Most recently took Combivir and Viramune, though nothing for three years because of severe neuropathy and pretty good blood reports. Now it is suggested I...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
HIV itself may be a cause of neuorpathy and thus it may be improved with treatment. On the other hand, some of the medicines (especially the nucs such as D4T) may also cause a worsening of neuropathy. Reyataz is a medicine that has interactions with... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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