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How To Prevent Peripheral Neuropathy

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Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: How Can You Prevent HIV-Related Peripheral Neuropathy?

Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H.--an associate medical director at St. Luke's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y.--will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions. Doctors use the term "peripheral neuropathy " to describe... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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 »
Ask the Experts

Vitamin B6 to combat peripheral neuropathy?

I have often read in various HIV related publications that vitamin B complex can help with neuropathy and nerve health in general. In a recent article about vitamins published by NAM (Aidsmap), however, it said, Vitamin B6 - more than 2g per day...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Vitamin B6 (thiamine) is often used to prevent peripheral neuropathy with a good track record in the dose range of 25-50 mg/day. (often used with INH in TB treatment for example) If there is documented deficiency then higher doses are used for a... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

I have been taking a variety of meds since 1995, currently I am taking Viread w/100mg Norvir, Ziagen and Reyataz. Over the last 2 yrs. and up until March of this year I have noticed intermittent instances of tingling in my feet/toes. My last doctors...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You could be describing either HIV or drug related peripheral neuropathy. Further careful examination and history may help sort that out. Other explanations are also likely such as something mechanical related to stress of standing. I recommend... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy / D4T

I amtaking tenofovir, abacavir and D4T. I have neuropathy particularly on the left side (leg and lower arm/hand). I have expressed my concern with my doctor but he does not want me to stop taking D4T. On my own I have cut my dosage in half (1 in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be unusual for D4T related neuropathy to be localized like that so I would seek an alternative explanation. I would also be somewhat concerned about your regimen. There is some concern about use of tenofovir and abacavir together thought... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Dear Dr. Henry:I am writing to ask you to share an idea for patients with neuropathy. I have taken all the "d-drugs" the past several years, and developed neuropathy (rather early on) which ranged from annoying to mildly painful (luckily...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Scott,that is very interesting. For some time now I have recommended that patients use L-carnitine to help prevent D drug neuropathy along with Ca, Mg, Vit B1, B2, and even co-enzyme Q. I usually have used a dose of 500mg /day and don't have... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
dear jackie blue,
my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months.
should i need to keep testing until one year....
as im very stressed out.i recently took dna pcr to try to end all of this... 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 »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »