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Helping People With Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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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

Doc. Luzuriaga,How comon is peripheral neuropathy within the first few years of infection, say 1-4 years (percent wise)? Is it qite common or would you contribute it to some other illness? I have read many times that PN is most common in more...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Peripheral neuropathy is fairly commonly seen in HIV positive people (up to 30% by some estimates). It is an inflammatory condition of the peripheral Read more »

Peripheral neuropathy

Dr. Holodniy,This is by far the best site on the web - you're a great guy to deal with so many questions with such patience! What is the earliest you have seen peripheral neuropathy develop in hiv infected individuals? Can this happen after a year...
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
...Peripheral neuropathy in the absence of HIV meds that cause neuropathy or other underlying diseases like diabetes or vascular disease, is usually a Read more »

questions about neuropathy

Neuropathy question.1. how common is to delevope neuropathy within 2 years if infected. 2. Does neuropathy come and go during a 24 hour day, but comes back while sitting.3. Can stress cause neuropathy?4. Does it mean it is HIV Neuropathy if it first...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy due to HIV usually occurs in advanced disease, not in people who were infected relatively recently. It starts in the toes and Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

... I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I still have feeling in my fingers, but I've lost most of the feeling in my toes. Do you have any advice on ways I can manage Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...PN? I know that this is a long question with multiple parts . . . . but I'm just trying to get accurate information from people who have actually experienced this. There is scattered amounts of info about this on the net . . . none of it... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation. I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...experience PN? I know that this is a long question with multiple parts . . . . but I'm just trying to get accurate information from people who have actually experienced this. There is scattered amounts of info about this on the net . . . none... Read more »