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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 »

Unexplained hip and foot pain

I have unexplained hip that has been on going for about 10 months and neuropathy type pain in the feet and legs.I have been on HAART for the past 4 years and have had a nondetectable v/l for 3 and a half years.EMG's for the neuropathy are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would urege you to see a good rheumatologist to better pinpoint the exact location and nature of your pain. It the MRI of the hip is normal that would make aseptic necrosis of the hip unlikely. You might want to consider aDEXA scan to assess for... Read more »

Leg, Knee, Foot and Back Pain

I am currently taking Kivexia, Reyetaz boosted with Norvir for over 2 years now. I have been experiencing leg, knee, foot and back pain for quite sometime and am wondering if the meds are causing the pain.Thanks ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of neuropathy, muscle, joint pain from use of ritonavir + atazanavir and abacavir/lamivudine has generally been quite low so that in the majority of cases pain in the distribution you desribe would not be due to the HIV medications but to... 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 weeks. It shows no relation to whether she has on shoes or is barefoot, whether she had been active or sedentary. Last night she was crying with the...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I think it is very unlikely that this represents a drug induced neuropathy with the drug regimen that she is receiving; children of this age frequently have these kinds of pains which are not serious and go away; I agree that it would be best to... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... 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 »

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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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