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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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What can I do to rid Myopathy?

I was diagnosed HIV+ in 2005. I was in the hospital for 55 days in a row during that year. After I was released from the hospital. My doctor said I had come down with myopathy. I could no longer walk . I had to start using a wheelchair. I stopped...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is unclear from your note whether you had a myelopathy/neuropathy or a mypopathy. Outcomes are quite variable so I cannot be much help. Physical therapy is often crucial to improve the functional outcome. Some forms of nerve or muscle damage... Read more »

Extend me, Keep me, and dont get rid of me!

I have been HIV+ since April 1st, 2000. No April Fools! Since then and more recently since September of 2001, I have started to have serious bouts of side effects, which have basically encapsulated my daily work and life routine. On top of this,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
There are so many questions in your question that all I can do is pose some back to you, to help you sort this out. 1. Which is more important to you: keeping your job or restoring your health? 2. Would an objective observer decide that you are... Read more »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I will assume that you are asking about clearing hepatitis B after new infection...If your Hepatitis B surface antigen is reactive six months into infection, I would be concerned about the development of chronic infection.... Read more »

How long does neuropathy last?

About 1 1/2 years ago I was told I had Neuropathy and was told the systoms would last about 18months. I am not on any medication. I was wondering if this does go away or is it permanent?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The course of neuropathy in the setting of HIV and treatment is highly variable. If due to HIV medications it often (but not always) will stabilize or improve when offending medications are stopped. If due to HIV itself then often will not get... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

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