Lower Extremity Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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Neuropathy from Fosamax?

I have been on a combination of VidexEC, Viread, and Kaletra (though I've been on some combination of a protease inhibitor and other drugs since 1996). Recently I was diagnosed as having osteopenia. My doctor started me on once-a-week Fosamax. After...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...effects of Fosamax are gastrointestinal in nature. Although muscle and joint pain are reported in a few percent of patients, neuropathy would be distinctly unusual. Even rash is not well reported. I would look elsewhere for the cause of your... Read more »

neuropathy question

HiI have 2 questions about HIV related neuropathy.1) Could someone develop peripheral neuropathy 2 months after HIV infection without being on any meds or does that seem too soon?2) If I develop peripheral neuropathy due to HIV itself, is there any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A wide range of neurologic problems, including peripheral neuropathy (characterized by numbness, pins and needles, pain starting in toes/feet), can be seen occasionally during or soon after primary Read more »

Neuropathy from Fosamix?

I have been on a combination of VidexEC, Viread, and Kaletra (though I've been on some combination of a protease inhibitor and other drugs since 1996). Recently I was diagnosed as having osteopenia. My doctor started me on once-a-week Fosamax. After...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...peripheral edema, mylagias, joint pain, back pain, flu-like symptoms-those are reported at a low rate. Videx can cause peripheral neuropathy so that needs to be considered. Some patients can develop some mineral abnormalities (Ca, PO4) that... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy...

Hi Doc.How common is PN in the first 2-3 years of infection?both...1) as a side effect of the medications I may be onand 2) due to the HIV virus aloneAre the new drugs in the pipeline shown to have less side effects when it comes to PN?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV that run a wide spectrum (from brain involvement= encephalitis to peripherap nerves problems). Usualy when one asks about neuropathy that implies peripheral neuropathy. Although a small percentage of newly infected patients may develop... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
Project Inform

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 Read more »
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Zerit

...of peripheral neuropathy, pancreatitis, or heavy alcohol use should avoid Zerit. Lipoatrophy, fat loss in the face and limbs (arms and legs) and, to a lesser degree, lipohypertrophy (such as "buffalo hump" and increase in abdominal girth) has... Read more »