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Foot Neuropathy And Painful Burning

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and needles, burning, stiffness, or numbness in the feet and toes. It can also be tickling sensations, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What...
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Peripheral neuropathy.

Medical inquiry.My name is DNM, male and aged 58 next September. I reside in Harare Zimbabwe and was diagnosed HIV positive in May 2006 and started anti retroviral treatment (ART) in August 2006. At that time my CD count was 160. Since then I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patients (who may have diabetes or other contributing conditions) are on chronic narcotics in order to achieve some level of pain/discomfort relief. The pain is very real and sometimes does not reverse itself much when offending meds are... Read more »

Leg/feet pain

I am 48yo male diagnosed 8yrs ago, have been on Viracept, Epivir, an Zerit up until a month ago when I switched to Truvada (replaces epivir and zerit)I have developed bad leg and feet pain over the past year. Pain feels like I have no padding in on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The pain you describe sound fairly typical for peripheral neuropathy associated with HIV medications (typically the "D" drugs such as Read more »

Burning Sensation in Legs - Taking Trizivir

I have been taken Trizivir for one year now, without any major complaints. Toward the beginning of treatment I experienced a slight tingling in my legs, sort of last little electrical pokes. My doctor stated that he thought this could be because...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...component of Trizivir can rarely cause neuropathy. Drug related neuropathy almost always begins in the toes/bottoms of the feet with numbness then perhaps some pain. If the feelings you are experiencing in your legs involve most of the legs... 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... Read more »
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Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...supplementation? Peripheral neuropathy causes pain (sometimes described as tingling or burning) and numbness in the hands and feet. While HIV is one cause of the condition, it's certainly not the only one. Diabetes and cancer treatments (such... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Capsaicin relieves neuropathic pain by desensitizing pain receptors on the skin. After application, it initially produces a burning sensation and heightened sensitivity, but then reduces sensitivity to pain. Simpson and colleagues conducted a... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...combinationof both may cause the damage to the peripheral nerves. PN happens when the communication between the nerves in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...spinal cord are the center for your nervous system, PN is found in other parts of your body. Normally, PN affects the toes, feet and legs first. The fingers, hands and arms can become affected as well. When diagnosed and treated early, PN can... 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
...progressed to weakness. After two days the symptoms passed and I regained strength in my left side; but, I was left with a burning sensation in my left foot that felt like I was walking on hot coals. I asked my HIV specialist at the time, Dr.... Read more »

Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
...now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I just received a RX from my doctor called... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...mucking around with a TENS machine that is turned up on high. I get burning in my wrists, forearms and armpits and shooting pains in the skin/tissue above my stomach. These symptoms have lasted 9+ weeks. I have them mostly under control with... Read more »