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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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Neuropathy, neck pain & itchy rash

I am experiencing an alarming range of seemingly unrelated symptoms which have come on in the last three months. Severe neurophay mainly in the hands and tongue, my taste is affected. Neck pain controlled by 1--mg voltarol daily and a wek long itchy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like a challenging situation. It would be useful to know which meds you have been on and whether any CNS studies have been done (CT/MRI). Have you been checked for syphilis, vitamin deficiencies? KH... Read more »

ankle pain neuropathy

I have been dealing with neuropathy in my feet and hands now for 3 years. I have been on neurotin, depatoke, topamax (I know I'm spelling these wrong), now have been on cymbalta at 60mg per day and it has helped so much. Now that the weather...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry to hear about your situation, chronic pain is one of the most difficult challenges to face. The immediate question is whether your current medications are contributing to your chronic pain. The only way I know of to answer this question is to... Read more »

INCREASING PAIN OF NEUROPATHY.

I HAVE HAD NEUROPATHY ABOUT A YEAR INTO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH AIDS IN 1998. I WAS A WALKER AND MORE AND MORE PAIN MADE IT SO UNCONFORTABLE AT NIGHT. I FELT LIKE MY LEGS AND FEET WERE PINBALL MACHINES WITH NAILS BEING FLUNG AROUND. NEURONTIN OR...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good and tough question-one of the most frustrating topics out there for many patients. effective use of narcotics, local lidocaine patches or capsaicin, Lyrica, acupuncture--each of those might help a subset of patients often unpredictably so often... Read more »

Joint pain and neuropathy

I have been poz for 4yrs, and started having increasing joint pain along with muscle soreness. This seemed to start within the first year of taking Meds. I started taking Norvir & Combivir , then switched over to Sustiva & Combivir. I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have not seen any good data on your regimen and its proven benefit for the pains/discomfort you describe. The regimen you are on does not usually drain nutrients or prevent absorption of vitamins. AZT (in the Combivir) can cause a myopathy which... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

to confused re:neuropathy

Posted by uhohblita, 2 Replies
confused,
my feet started tingling from about 1 month after the "incident". this continued for a long time and kept getting worse and worse. my feet only stopped tingling if i tied my shoes really tight. i had in the back of my head it was from... Read more »