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How Do I Know If I Have Peripheral Neuropathy

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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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reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

Dr., I've asked you this a few times, but I am sure you have been busy...I am curious to know if peripheral neuropathy occurs during the Acute Hiv Illness. I read your response that said it was probable. If it occurs during the acute hiv...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
The reason that I haven't answered you is because this is a forum for peoplewho have HIV infection and those who care for them or about them. It is nota forum for people who are worried that they have HIV infection. Virtuallyall of the... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy guy sending his woohoo---please post for worried wells

Hey Dr Bob,It's me again. You know. The peripheral neuropathy guy. And you are probably asking yourself...which PN guy....right.Let me explain my situation for all of those million or billion worried wells. I had unprotected vaginal sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi PN-guy,Excellent news! Congratulations and WOO-HOO!!!Yes, excessive unwarranted testing is indeed expensive. Speaking of costs, did you know it only costs 80 cents to save a child's life in Africa by giving an HIV-positive pregnant woman... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - I Found Help!

Perhaps I'm writing this more to share than anything. I know how long I have searched for something to help with my Peripheral Neuropathy. And FINALLY- my Dr. just put me on Durogesic (Transdermal Fenatyl) Skin Patch use for Chronic Pain. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for sharing your story of something that was helpful in making your neuropathy more bearable. KH... Read more »
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Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... 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 complete a course of Chemo... Read more »