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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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Facial,Jaw and Neck Pain

My doctor recently change my regimen to Viread, Ziagen and Kaletra. At first the only side effect I noticed was extreme difficulty sleeping, but after 2 weeks, I am very irritable, and suffering from headaches, neck, facial and jaw pain (probably...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Mouth/facial complaints are seen most commonly with regimen containing ritonavir (low doses in the Kaletra). Have you taken ritonavir before with or without that problem?? Often many side effects from a new regimen tend to subside over the first... Read more »

Ever heard of Neuropathy affecting the teeth?

Hello and greetings.I am an healthy AIDS pt. with Tcells 380 viral load undetectable for over 5 years (my meds are working!). I have Protien C & S Deficiency (inherited) Rheumatoid Arthirtis, and Peripherial Neurpoathy in legs and hands.My...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge standard HIV related neuropathy relatively rarely manifests itself solely the level of a facial/dental nerve. I would be interested in what your HIV specialist says in response to that issue. Occasionally one can get HIV related or... Read more »

Neuropathy and Pain

Do you have any recommendations for medication to ease the pain associated with neuropathy in my feet. The pain can be unbearable, especially at night. My Dr. perscribed Ultracet which does help but seems to make me very groggy the next day.I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Can you provide some details regarding which HIV meds you are currently taking (and recently taken) and your overall HIV status? KH... Read more »

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello BPS,It's unfortunate that you are not communicating well or able to work cooperatively with your PCP. Is there any option to switch to someone with whom you could work more closely? You should be under the care of an HIV specialist... Read more »
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Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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 time... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

JawACHES

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is a aching jaw a sign of anything related to HIV/ARS. Please answer this question for you. I have to know. Thank you. 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 »