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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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Confused about neuropathy and ARS

Dr. Bob,Hope this message finds you well. I am writing in hopes that you can provide some clarification/information regarding the presentation of PN in ARS/seroconversion. About 3-4 weeks post-encounter (unprotected with a woman of unknown status...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Mr. Tingles.You do not have PN! PN stands for peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral by definition involves only the periphery and that means hands and feet. Your symptoms are "generalized (kind of all over my body)." Your symptoms are... Read more »

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 »

neuropathy and resuming medsin older woman

I am 64 years old. I knew when I was infectin in '98 and started meds shortly thereafter. I developed neuropathy early on and through stopping meds for firt 8 weeks, going back on, changing (leaving out Zerit) and then three years ago...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I tend to agree with your concern that your neuropathy may be related to the long-term damage of hiv on your system. It is not entirely clear what causes the neuropathy in HIV. (Chronic inflammation in your system, possible insulin resistance,... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

Can peripheral neuropathy begin 1 month after HIV infection and is it something that can get better without medication? It was my understanding that this occurs late in the disease. Ive been having episodes of mild pains/discomfort and strange...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Neurologic symptoms of any kind can occur as part of acute HIV infection. This being said, this is very rarely the only symptom of seroconversion (although lymphadenopathy may be another sign or symptom).The best advice I could give you is that if... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I am experiencing a lot of frightening symptoms just now. In early August this year, I lost substantial strength in the left side of my body. I could walk with a pronounced limp, but I could not lift anything heavier than a pencil with my left... Read more »

ER Episode for 5/17

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
In last night's ER episode, a Doctor punctured herself with a needle from a patient who had HIV. What are her changes of getting HIV from a needle prick? In the case of a diabetic, what is the chance of contracting HIV from a lancet that may have... Read more »

hopeless! Persistent dry mouth and P Neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak
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?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »