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How Can A Person Get Relief From Neuropathy

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...that it is difficultto walk or even sleep. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctorright away so that you can receive early diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosing PNcan be difficult because the symptoms can vary from person to person, but thereare things your doctor can do to check if you have PN. Your doctor will examine you and ask you questions about your symptoms, workenvironment, social habits, exposure to any toxins, history...
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NEUROPATHY

WHICH MEDS CAUSE NEUROPATHY?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...associated with causing peripheral neuropathy. What's important to recognize is that HIV itself is a cause of neuropathy and persons with AIDS are at much greater risk of developing neuropathy, with or without antiretroviral medications.Among... Read more »

neuropathy

How are people with HIV related neuropathy supposed to exercise and stay healthy if they can barley stand up on two feet without it hurting. I dont want to die young because I have neuropathy and am unable to excercise and stay healthy. really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV-related neuropathy remains a major problem for many patients. Effective treatment for HIV can sometimes stablize reverse neuropathy. Some HIV drugs Read more »

neuropathy question

in a treatment naive patient, is it possible to have developed neuropathy within two years of infection but still have normal levels of cd4% as well as a low viral load or is neuropathy due to low cd4 counts?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.While neuropathy is usually more common among persons with a lower CD4 count or longer duration of treatment, it wouldn't surprise me to hear of a case of someone with normal CD4s Read more »

Per. neuropathy

Hi ThereI have suffered with neuropathy for 15 years or so and have tried meny treatments.Nothing worked untill my wonderful doctor gave me a sample of:LIDODERM(LIDOCAIN PATCH) 5 .It is manufactured by:Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.This treatment has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That topical treatment has been helfpul to a number of persons suffering from neuropathy. In my experience relief has been better with that versus another topical cream (capracin) that is Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

...pills??? That's highly addictive?? I get so angry with the hell I have been through. Thank god I have not ended like many of the people I know and always had the strength and WILL to not take as many as I know some people that started just like... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...help determine the cause of the symptoms. A complete neurological examination includes a mental status exam (orientation to person, place, and time), assessment of cranial nerve function, motor function (strength in the hands and feet), sensory... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain.... Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...underlying cause, sometimes it doesn't. Resistance training is a great way to improve overall muscle strength, especially for people with peripheral neuropathy, and there's research to prove it. In a 2006 study, subjects who walked for one hour,... Read more »
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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...worried this may be PN and am still a few weeks away from my conclusive result. Hoping to ease my mind a bit. I have read that neuropathy generally starts in the toes, then moves up gradually and may even involve the fingers but doesn't really... Read more »

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 Read more »