Localized Sensory Neuropathy
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University of Minnesota, School of Medicine3TC (a component of Combivir) can cause peripheral neuropathy (drug related almost always involves the foot first-usually in a fairly symmetric manner). HIV can mimic that. Some vitamin deficiencies (i.e.vitamin B12) can cause neuropathy as can... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThe localized nature (one side> then then other side) is unusual for the usual drug related toxic sensory neuropathy. I would get a consultation from a neurologist. Neurontin can be helpful in some cases for the symptoms but doesn't help... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThe localized problem you are having could be due to a nerve impingement. That would not likely be due to the usual sensory neuropathy seen with HIV or a toxic neuropathy due to HIV treatment. The timing and location doesn't fit, Some... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThank you for your post and very kind words; I'm happy to know that our work here is of benefit.Both HIV and herpes can cause nerve injury; for the case of HIV, this is typically a "distal, symmetric" sensory neuropathy-- meaning that... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIs anyone out there experiencing neuropathy above the knees? I am experiencing cutting sensations above the knees and also in the arms. My doctors have told me that they have never come across this before. I'd like to hear from anyone who has had... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi.
I have been experiencing some strange and disturbing symptoms for 6+ weeks now and was hoping maybe someone could shed some light on whether or not this is possible neuropathy and if so whether this type of PN is ever seen in recently infected... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHi. I was wondering if anyone could help me a few questions I have about PN.
I am experiencing muscle twitches, pretty much anywhere. It hits for a few seconds and will turn up somewhere else minutes/hours down the track. I went to the doctor... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesGreetings! 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 »
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