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Peripheral Neuropathy

...ability to communicate with your skin, muscles and internal organs. What Causes It? There are over 100 types of PN and many different causes for it. They include injury, inherited diseases, chronic conditions, infections, medicines, lack of vitamins or HIV itself. A common example of PN is carpal tunnel syndrome . Peripheral neuropathy can be due to damage to the coating ( myelin ) of the nerve endings. The damage may also be due to...
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How are people with HIV related neuropathy supposed to exercise and stay healthy if they can barley stand up on two feet without it hurting. I dont want to die young because I have neuropathy and am unable to excercise and stay healthy. really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...time but their quality of life is negatively impacted due to the pain. I work with neurologist, pain clinic staff, alternative medicine/acupuncturists to try and provide the best pain relief possible. KH Read more »

Vitamin B6 to combat peripheral neuropathy?

I have often read in various HIV related publications that vitamin B complex can help with neuropathy and nerve health in general. In a recent article about vitamins published by NAM (Aidsmap), however, it said, Vitamin B6 - more than 2g per day...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Vitamin B6 (thiamine) is often used to prevent peripheral neuropathy with a good track record in the dose range of 25-50 mg/day. (often used with INH in TB treatment for example) If there is documented Read more »

Reyataz and neuropathy in already affected patient

I'm a 64 year old woman (who you helped a couple weeks ago).I am to resume treatment. Most recently took Combivir and Viramune, though nothing for three years because of severe neuropathy and pretty good blood reports. Now it is suggested I take...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...HIV itself may be a cause of neuorpathy and thus it may be improved with treatment. On the other hand, some of the medicines (especially the nucs such as D4T) may also cause a worsening of neuropathy. Reyataz is a medicine that has interactions... Read more »

Neuropathy... or something else?

Hi (and thanks for your time!)I have a combination of symptoms that I refer to as 'neuropathy' - but is it really? My small-town doc doesn't have a clue. I have a constant throbbing pain in both legs - but it is NOT the "burning" or "tingling"...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...gabapentin once a maximum dose of the tricyclic has been reached if the symptoms persist; and using narcotics if regular pain medicines don't help. My personal system is to try these things in the order I just listed them. You can help your... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...of DSPN attributable to PIs is likely very small and should not preclude their use. Susan Morgello of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and colleagues published data from the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank, which enrolled 187 patients between January... Read more »
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 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

...that the drug(s) causing PN be stopped immediately because delaying this may result in permanent problems. When causative medicines are stopped shortly after symptoms begin, the pain and numbness usually subside over time and are eventually... Read more »
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Neuropathy above the knees

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is 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 Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. 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... Read more »