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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Peripheral Neuropathy question please?

Dear Dr. Bob,I am confused. There seems to be a lot of conflicting information on peripheral neuropathy out there. Some say it effects only the feet and hands but never goes above the knees. Others say the entire legs and arms can be affected or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Lonely and Scared,The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy (PN). I'll repost below a link to the archives that discusses PN.I'm delighted to hear you will be getting HIV tested next week.... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Nelson,I admire you're courage - its an inspiration to me. I've only been infected 18 months with T Cells very good at 851 and VL below 1000 and no ART yet. Last fortnight I started getting PN in feet and hands and am on neurontin. I had...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dear OzHave you seen a neurologist about this? This may be too soon to be happening, specially without ART, in my opinion.You may also want to experiment with 2000 mg a day of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, an over-the-counter amminoacid (in the US) that is... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy - girly man

I have undetectable hiv and I'm been on sustiva for 6 years and epzicom for almost 2 years. I have been dealing with peripheral neuropathy for almost 4 years now. I have seen it go from being sensory neuropathy to pn. The eeg, whatever that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The 3TC component of Epzicom can occasionally cause/aggravate peripheral neuropathy so a discussion of whether any switch options might be considered may be worth having with your HIV specialist. I refer patients with challenging peripheral... Read more »

unemployed , poor....is jogging enough exercise?

hiya Nelson, ive been positive for a year!( not on meds).i guess im an average build and height 6ft and 78kg( but i feel soo FAT). i want to get involved in exercise but dont have the means (broke, unemployed)I jog for an hour every...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
DrewI think you are doing more than enough cardio exercise. If you do too much, your immune system may be impaired. There have been studies of joggers who get increased upper respiratory infections when over training, so be careful. And why do you... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
dear jackie blue,
my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months.
should i need to keep testing until one year....
as im very stressed out.i recently took dna pcr to try to end all of this... 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 »

Peripheral Neuropathy ? or a common nerve damage ?

Posted by ConfusedJerry, 3 Replies
i got alot of symptoms and i wont list them all .. let's say my exposure was 2012 i had this numb feeliing in my left feet on december 2013 i got scared about it because i thought it will not go away it took 2 months to get back the sensation now... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »