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Loss Of Feeling Due To Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John...
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another neuropathy question

dear doctor, have never taken any medications ( in fifth year now ), all lab results show perfectly normal counts of cd4, cd8, and %s, I'm very healthy, never had and still have no sypmtoms..other than this: a very small section of skin under one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It would be highly unusual for HIV to cause isolated neuropathy in the arm pit area as you describe particularly with a decent CD4 count. KH Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other ResourcesMore information on PN is available from The Neuropathy Association at... Read more »

Anemia and Neuropathy or ???

Hey Doc,Thanks for your dedication to the forum!! Im a San Francisco resident and was just diagnosed HIV pos on November 20, 2006. Leading up to that I had several health issues that seem to continue to this day, that my doctor says are not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rate, even though these "nagging" symptoms are not the norm, more than likely the intermittent symptoms in your extremities are due to your riding and not HIV.J, I suggest you spend some time becoming more familiar with HIV-related symptoms and... Read more »

Peripherial Neuropathy

I have had sever painful PN for over 16 years. I have a spinal implant to block the pain from reaching my brain. Over the past 6 months my PN has progressed to the point that the implant can no longer provide the relief it initially did. It still...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy remains one of the most upsetting and difficult to manage complications seen in HIV-infected patients. You likely have the help Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...degenerate and are lost, starting with the nerve cells farthest from the CNS. DPSN caused by antiretroviral drugs is thought to be due to impaired mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are structures within a cell that produce energy and are... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...distinction made between the two in this study? Were there people who were not on therapy, yet they experienced neuropathy? We do feel that there's an element of neuropathy that's both contributed to [by HIV] disease itself and also contributed... Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

... I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I still have feeling in my fingers, but I've lost most of the feeling in my toes. Do you have any advice on ways I can manage this condition through Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...serious headaches, especially with a fever, stiff neck, vomiting, or vision problems, or if you develop new weakness or loss of feeling, you should see your health care provider immediately. The main symptoms of nervous system problems are with... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had burning sensations all over, feeling like my feet were cold even though they weren't and feelings like I was being pricked by a pin in my fingers. ... Read more »