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How Common Is Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... Read more »
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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+)... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Are there any other possible causes of neuropathy other than HIV and HIV medications?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
As you point out in your question, the most common reasons for neuropathy are HIV infection itself, and the drugs we use to treat it. The most common drugs in this category are the "d-drugs": ddC, ddI, and d4T. Other causes of neuropathy... 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 nerves (i.e., all parts of the nervous system outside of the head and spinal cord). Peripheral... 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 is not related to position (sitting, standing, etc). It is not caused by stress but can be caused... Read more »

neuropathy

I am having a lot of trouble with peripheral neuropathy and my doctor is treating me with elavil. However, I don't seem to notice much relief. Is there another or perhaps better treatment for my problem?...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Neuropathy can be a real problem. Are you on any medications which could cause neuropathy such as D4T, DDI or DDC? Are you drinking alcohol habitually? Neuropathy can also be related to HIV itself. Amitriptyline, or Elavil, is a commonly... Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm curious as to how many people have had neuropathic symptoms very early on in the disease and how it manifested ...Also night sweats ??Is that pretty common early on in the disease??


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Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
My question is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions.... Read more »

neuropathy

Posted by cepo, 2 Replies
I had a vaginal unprotected sexual exposure with someone like 6 months ago, after a month I had a really bad backache that lasted 2 weeks and then went away. I never had any other sympton, the reason I 'm freaking out is because i started getting... Read more »

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 »