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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Neuropathy with Truvada and Kaletra with 13 years of being positive?

I have a question regarding my medications and my hiv. I have been HIV positive for over 13 years and currently on Truvada and Kaletra and lithium . I am wondering what is percentage of having some symptoms of neuropathy? Is vitimin sufficents...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A thorough evaluation for the neuropathy and possible joint problems is recommended. Drug related neuropathy (occasionally see in patients on Kaletra/Truvada) usually involves the toes/feet in a fairly symmetric manner and not so much the arms at... Read more »

neuropathy and lotus position?

For years I have been able to sit & lie down with my legs folded in the "lotus position." I now find that I can do this for only short periods. Otherwise the pain in my feet and legs is very sharp. Is this a sign of neuropathy?Also,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The painful feet sound like neuropathy. The post-lotus paion could be a compression neuropathy still aggravated by underlying D drug related neuropathy. I would get evaluated for that and consider a switch off D4t to either AZT, Abacavir or... Read more »

triglycerides,neuropathy,purple feet

I recently got my lipd panel bloodwork back and my triglyceride level is 858. I'm hiv positive and take Atripla. Also, for the last 6 months my feet and hands hurt and burn all the time and feel numb. My feet turn a very dark purple color in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.The cold, purple and burning symptoms in your hands and feet are probably related to circulation issues. Raynaud's syndrome is the most common of these and generally speaking not related to HIV. Keeping your... Read more »

Neuropathy

Hi Doctor FeinbergI am curious about Hiv induced pheripheral neuropathy. In most people who are hiv positive, is it chronic until there is medicalintervention(drugs) or does it eventually disappear. (without drug intervention)...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Once it appears, HIV-related peripheral neuropathy generally persists, but the severity of the symptoms may wax and wane over time. Current drug interventions may help to control the symptoms, but do not correct the underlying pathology.HIV-related... Read more »
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Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

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