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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Is this HIV-related neuropathy?

I've been to three neurologist regarding neurological pain, itching and burning and still don't think I'm getting the correct assessment.I tested positive two plus years ago. My viral load is 30,000 and T-Cells are 455. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From your description I doubt you have standard HIV related or drug related peripheral neuropathy. Perhaps you would benefit from seeing a good dermatologist with some HIV experience. Seeing a good dermatologist may ultimately provide some relief... Read more »

Can nutrition and exercise help improve HIV-related neuropathy?

Some background about me: I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in April of this year, a late-stage diagnosis with CD4 <50. My count is still <50 but I have recently started Atripla. In the past 2 months I have also been treated for PCP and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) can be caused by HIV or by medications like Zerit (D4T). You are not taking Zerit. PN can be confused with other issues, so it is good to see a neurologist to get it diagnosed.PN can improve as health improves and/or... Read more »

Could my depression be related to autonomal neuropathy?

I have a 10 year history of worstening peripheral neuropathy related to HIV. I now have symptoms relating to autonomic functions - difficulty in swallowing & urinating and I am also regurgitating undigested food.I have now been diagnosed with...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I also do not have the answer to your question. Anything is possible. HIV related CNS involvement does not always show up on scans and can certainly cause symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. I apologize for not being able to shed more light on... Read more »

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 »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just a few queries on HIV related neuropathy.

As I understand it, in most (~99%) cases it is the meds that cause neuropathy in HIV infected individuals and not the disease itself. I have also read, however, that peripheral neuropathy can occur very... Read more »

HIV related symptoms????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected anal and oral sex 2 weeks ago. About a week after, I started having symptoms like nausea, chills, stomach/abdominal cramping, itchiness all over (no rash), and EXTREME Fatigue. The symptoms are continuing now into the second... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
Hey guys,

I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi.

I have been experiencing some strange and disturbing symptoms for 6+ weeks now and was hoping maybe someone could shed some light on whether or not this is possible neuropathy and if so whether this type of PN is ever seen in recently infected... Read more »