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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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Neuropathy with Truvada and Kaletra with 13 years of being positive?

I have a question regarding my medications and my hiv. I have been HIV positive for over 13 years and currently on Truvada and Kaletra and lithium . I am wondering what is percentage of having some symptoms of neuropathy? Is vitimin sufficents...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A thorough evaluation for the neuropathy and possible joint problems is recommended. Drug related neuropathy (occasionally see in patients on Kaletra/Truvada) usually involves the toes/feet in a fairly symmetric manner and not so much the arms at... Read more »

lithium & hiv

My psychologist has talked to me about getting on a Lithium therapy and since I am poz and on meds ( combivir, kaletra & viared ) what might be the side effects of this cocktail ? I am scheduled to see the nurse practioner at the hospital...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know why your psychologist recommended lithium. In general, medical advice like drug treatment recommendations should come from physicians who are trained in pharmacologic treatment.If you have bipolar disorder, for which lithium is an... Read more »

Lithium and T-cell count?

I take 1200mg a day of Lithium for Bipolar disorder. When I got my inital T4 count, it was 240, though my viral load was only 28,000.Apparently Lithium lowers T4 counts, but I can't find any information on by how much. Do any of you know...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I performed a literature seach on lithium and CD4 cells and was not able to find evidence that lithium lowers T cells (CD4 cells).I did find one study from 1988 that showed no impact on CD4 cells by lithium treatment in a group of 10 men with HIV... Read more »

Taking esterdiol and lithium

What happend to my estrogen if lithium level is to high or to low? And what med's increase lithium medications? does lithium need estrogen to work? Thank You! If you now of any information or Recourses About This Subject Please Let me...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for discussion of the side effects of HIV therapy.... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

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

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »