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Is Neuropathy Life Threatening

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Virus under control; but Neuropathy making life miserable..

I've been living with HIV since 1986 and have the virus at present undetectable and T-Cell count of 560...My Doc has tried everything imaginable, even going to Holland for a sugar cane medication which failed...I'm currently sleeping only with the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...you are on any medications that are neurotoxic, they should be stopped or changed. The usual suspects causing or perpetuating neuropathy are d4T (Zerit) and ddI (Videx). However, there are some patients that will notice more neuropathic pain... Read more »

Virus under control; but Neuropathy making life miserable..

I've been living with HIV since 1986 and have the virus at present undetectable and T-Cell count of... Read more »

d list drugs and peripheral neuropathy

I was on the D-list drugs for 11 years and developed peripheral neuropathy in hands and feet. I am... Read more »
Articles
Test Positive Aware Network

My Kind of Life: Peripheral Neuropathy

... I had PN (peripheral neuropathy) for about three years, and with hindsight I can say that it was one of the complications of HIV and its medications that held Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...of Louisville showed that lower-body weight training (30 minutes three times a week) improved muscle strength and quality of life in patients doing such routine tasks as walking to the car. You should avoid high impact exercises (e.g., running... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... 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 Read more »
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Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...(pins and electrical currents!!!). In the meantime is there anything else I can do to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. I still think it's neurological. I really need some suggestions. Codiene does not even touch the pain. I don't... Read more »

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 »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I 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 »

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 »