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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...weeks. If you continue to take the drugs, the nerve damage might become permanent. Non-drug treatments: Some simple things can reduce the pain of PN: wear looser shoes don't walk too far don't stand for too long a time soak your feet in ice water A recent study showed the benefit of smoking marijuana (see fact sheet 731 ) to relieve PN pain. Drug treatments: No drug has been approved to repair nerve damage. Some health care...
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Severe Foot Cramps

Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+/AIDS since November 2006. I have been on different medicines and finally have once that is successful. My CD4 has finally risen to 128 still undetecable but much better when it was only 25 last month. However, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Peripheral neuropathy can be a very annoying and incapacitating HIV-related condition. I'll reprint some information about peripheral neuropathy from Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatments: Some simple things can reduce the pain of PN: wear looser shoes don't walk too far don't stand for too long a time soak your feet in ice water Drug treatments: No drug has been approved to repair nerve damage, but several drugs are... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

Dear Dr Bob,Could you please answer my question? I have written to you a couple of other times but found my answers on the site since I am on the site daily for about 8 hours a day. I understand that you get thousands of emails but could you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...think???I'll try to be succinct here, because I've answered several questions quite similar to this in the past, OK?1."Does peripheral neuropathy come and go?" No. However, it may worsen at night.2."Is it constantly with you?" Yes, it's... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...to the podiatrist to discuss how to care for your feet and whatshoes or socks you should wear Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or simple, easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN including... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...podiatrist) or experienced salesperson for the best choice for you. Keep your feet cool. Many people with PN report that soaking their feet and hands in cold water helps reduce the pain. Consider keeping your feet and hands free of bed covers... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...On the other hand, moderate walking can help improve blood flow to the feet and may improve symptoms. Some people find that soaking their feet in cold water relieves neuropathic pain. Others find warm baths helpful. Some people report that... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

...distances wearing loose-fitting shoes and socks avoiding standing for lengthy periods avoiding repetitive pressure on the hands soaking your feet or hands in ice water on a regular basis raising your heels or hands off the mattress with a small... Read more »
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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 »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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