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Foot Neuropathy And Painful Burning

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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HART related neuropathy started in L foot, now in thighs?

Dear Dr Henery:Please bear with me. Have multi-part question about HART and HIV side effects.Diagnosed HIV+ in 2000. Started HART (Combivar & Retrovir)six months later with CD4 count 410, viral load 19,000. 3 yrs later, HIV doc recommended drug...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The localized nerve problems you have experience would be very unlikely due to HIV or your last HIV regimen. Stopping HIV drugs can cause a range of symptoms and is generally not recommended. I would discuss your concerns/problems with your HIV... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy and Rashes

I have had burning pain in the soles of my feet for a couple of months. More recently I have developed a red itchy rash on the soles of both feet. Is this related to the neuropathy or a different type of infection??...
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
As an isolated symptom, this would not be related to HIV infection.MH... Read more »

Foot pain

Hi,Is foot pain(heels), and having my feet cold all the time symptoms of hiv.Thank You!!!...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Some people with HIV can develop something called peripheral neuropathy in which can lead to a burning and/or numbness of the feet. Diabetes, tight shoes, crossing your legs a lot and a host of other things can also cause symptoms similar to what... Read more »

Burning foot? IBS?

Dear sirs;I am 40 and +ve. Diagnosed +ve on July 2001 my CD4 was 119 and started ombivir+ Sustiva. I am now CD4 290 and VL undetectable (March 2003). My foot is burning all the time specially day times. I have diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The IBS would seem to be an unlikely cause of burning feet. A trial off 3TC (with perhaps Ziagen or Viread) would seem reasonable to sort out whether the 3TC is causing the neuropathy (can occur with 3TC but not commonly). I also recommend an... Read more »
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What is neuropathy pain?

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

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I am experiencing a lot of 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... Read more »

anybody experiencing neuropathy (tingling burning)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have always been such a healthy person, and now OUT OF THE DAMN BLUE i have burning and tingling feet, which bother me and make it hard for me to stand straight and walk normally. in the mornings and when i take showers, i can see the blood... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »