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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...damage in some diabetics. 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...
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peripheral neuropathy

I have been HIV pos for 23 years now. I have been on many drugs like Zerit and Videx. My T Cell is 226 and no viral load. In 2007 I started having pain and numbness in my left toes and foot. Then it started to move up my calf. Then my right...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...discuss further options with your HIV specialist but sounds like a difficult situation that can be frustrating even in the best of hands. KH Read more »

neuropathy

I developed neuropathy in my hands 6yrs ago (within a month of starting meds). Since then it has spread to my feet and legs. I have taken all the recommended treatments and been virtually electrocuted by 2 neurologists doing nerve conduction...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV related or HIV drug related neuropathy generally starts in the toes/feet so your experience would be unusual if due mostly to HIV or one of your drugs (you don't mention Read more »

Could I have neuropathy?

My left arm becomes numb from the elbow to the tips of my three fingers. My thumb and index finger and a small portion of my hand do not become numb. It is the same sensation as if my arm has fallen asleep. I have woken up in the middle of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...compression in shoulder/arm/writs area for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. An evaluation by a neurologist (often with a nerve conduction study of some kind) often will pin down the likely diagnosis and help formulate a treatment plan. For... Read more »

Neuropathy or sciatic nerve?

Diagnosed 1994, CD4 currently 440, low 41 with PCP 2 years ago, suddenly extreme pain in left leg and somewhat in right-heel but definitely more left leg. Not really burning but just plain throbbing shooting pain. Talked with care provider and she...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...can cause peripheral neuropathy. A through neurologic evaluation (often after referral to a neurologist) including possibly nerve conduction studies and a CT or MRI often will pin down the diagnosis and help formulate a treatment plan. KH Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...condition. A Snapshot of the Nervous System The nervous system enables humans to process and respond to external and internal information. It is comprised of two major components: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...those who do, many experience only mild symptoms. DSP is more common and more severe in people with later-stage HIV disease, but nerve conduction studies show abnormalities in a majority of people with HIV. At the 5th Conference on Retroviruses... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...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 problems with sleeping, balance, walking,... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »

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. Read more »