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Lower Extremity Neuropathy

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Lower Extremities Weakness

I have had everything checked out: MRI, EMG, CT, Muscle Enzymes normal, Nerves are ok. Recovering from a case shingles on Right side Neck, arm and chest. My regimen is Fortovase 1600mg and Norvir 200mg once daily, Epivir 150mg and Zerit 40mg BID....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I assume that you have seen an HIV experienced neurologist?? The Zerit could cause a neuropathy but usually one of the tests you mentioned would show something. Have you lost muscle mass at all?? Is your testosterone level OK? Some people are... Read more »

Lower extremities

I have been positive for 3 years and on an initial regimen of Trizivir and Viread, changing to... Read more »

HIV & Lower Extremity Pains

For well over a year, I have been experiencing pains in my lower extremities from the hip down... Read more »
Articles
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 Selected... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tips for PHAs With Peripheral Neuropathy

"Over the past six months I've noticed a burning feeling in my feet. It's not too bad, but it is constant. I'm worried about it. Should I mention it to my doctor? Do you have any tips on how to handle it?" -- J.M., Yellowknife, NWT Christopher... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... 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 exercise or supplementation? Peripheral... Read more »
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Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
I was just reading Scot on 'Fatigue' and know that I am lucky/unlucky to be living in Australia.

Lucky because HIV means a full disability pension - permanent, not much but enough to exist on. Lucky because I too suffer from fatigue but, because of... Read more »