If The Sides Of My Legs Turn Red Is That Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the nervous system. It causes strange sensations, especially in the feet, legs, and fingers, and can cause pain. The pain might be mild, or so severe that it prevents someone from walking. Tell your health care provider immediately if you have any signs of PN. You will probably stop taking any...
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peripheral neuropathy?

sometime back i started having pain in my legs and feet, starting below my knees. mostly my left side. it is not excruciating, but it keeps me awake at night and is noticeable any time i am still. i also at times experience similar symptoms in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Typical peripheral neuropathy due to drugs generally involves fairly symmetric tingling/numbness in toes feet at first. Asymmetry extending up to knee is somewhat Read more »


Hello Docs,Thanks again for your time hereits really valuable!! I have a question about the possible onset of neuropathy. I have noticed tightness in the rear of my left leg and sometimes pain in my left foot. I notice the tightness when I stand...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV related or antiretroviral -related neuropathy generally is bilateral and starts with the toes/feet and then moves upwards. It also tends to be fairly constant. The localized nature of your symptoms Read more »

neuropathy please reply!

Hello,If I was infected 5 years ago could i get neuropathy now. I have been having strange sensations in my feet and legs like pins and needels. This is really at its worse when I sit still when I walk I seem to forget about it and it goes....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This particular Body forum is exclusively for discussion of the side effects of HIV therapy (antiretroviral medications). Read more »

Neuropathy in legs and 3TC?

I've been positive for probably over 20 years and on meds for 8 years. Currently on atazanavir, abacavir and 3TC once a day, undetectable (for 7+ years) and CD count around 6-700. Had neuropathy when diagnosed in 1996 from HIV which declined on...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...profile of this drug, which is quite benign to begin with. Over the past 12 years, I have only ever encountered a single case of neuropathy that could be convincingly attributed to lamivudine.Before deciding you had neuropathy, though, I would... Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
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...peripheral neuropathy, pancreatitis, or heavy alcohol use should avoid Zerit. Lipoatrophy, fat loss in the face and limbs (arms and legs) and, to a lesser degree, lipohypertrophy (such as "buffalo hump" and increase in abdominal girth) has been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness, especially in the feet and legs. See Fact Sheet 555 for more information. Central nervous system (CNS) problems include depression and... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...Symptoms of PN vary from person to person. They can appear suddenly, come and go, or persist over time. They usually affect both sides of the body at the same time, and they may get worse at night. You may also notice different sensations when... Read more »
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Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...be psychological. The new HIV specialist, Dr. Paul Nieberg, found pronounced weakness in my left and right feet and left lower leg. Nieberg was kind enough to call the neuroligist with his exam notes such that the neurologist, a gruff... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...months and I have not experienced any more pain (neuropathy) in my legs and no more burning and pain in my feet. There are no sides affects from this amino acid. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »