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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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In Nov. I had a total lumbar fusion due to scoleosis/total degeneration of the lumbar discs. I am still experiencing pain from the surgery. I had acupuncture and trigger point injections to help the pain. After one acupuncture treatment I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be helpful if you could provide some information about your HIV status and which HIV drugs you are taking (this site relateds to side effects of HIV therapy) in order for me to comment on your situation. KH... Read more »

Another Neuropathy Question!

For sake of this question lets assume that HIV is not the cause of Peripheral Neuropathy, but rather Anti-viral drugs themselves, lets say Zerit. The mechanisms that are involved in the gradual destruction of the myelin sheath of the nerves is first...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Toxic neuropathies effect the longest nerves first (spinal cord to toes are the longest) with the distal regions impacted first. More proximal involvement is seen in severe cases late. I usually stop treatment well before there is any involvement... Read more »

Fatigue, Myopathy, Neuropathy, Elevated CPK

Dr. Franscino,I have been HIV pos for 10 years. I have had an undetectable viral load since starting my treatment 10 years ago. I am religious about taking my regimen. I suffer from fatigue neuro/myopathy and went on full disability about 4 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your problem is very complex and difficult to address without the benefit of reviewing your entire medical file and laboratory results and of a physical exam. I will try at least to make a few suggestions that might help. You report your... Read more »

mysterious neuropathy of legs

For the past three years I have had a mysterious neurological condition of my legs which has stubbornly defied medical diagnosis. In 2005 suddenly any short period of walking or standing cause both thighs to feel numb, tight, tired. and painful. A...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention which HIV meds you are taking. Peripheral neuropathy is still seen in the HAART era and can be frustating to diagnose and treat. It sounds like you care has been very good so unlikely that I would be able to add much without... Read more »
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