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Medicine Induced Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...electric signals drops with different types of PN. However, many patients with PN are not diagnosed correctly. How Is It Treated? Talk to your health care provider about discontinuing any drugs that might be causing PN. Drug-induced PN normally goes away totally if the drugs are stopped when PN first appears. However, this can take as long as eight weeks. If you continue to take the drugs, the nerve damage might become permanent. ...
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Drug Induced Neuropathy

I have taking Truvada for the past 3 yrs along with Lexiva started about a yr ago. I have had numb toes which is progressively worsening for the past 8 months. I know Truvada has a low probability of causing neuropahty. If a drug is the offender...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...deficiencies, diabetes status, et cetera) and possibly a neurology consult to better define the nature/extent of the peripheral neuropathy. Individual components of your regimen can rarely contribute to peripheral neuropathy. If no other cause... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity Read more »

Severe Foot Cramps

Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+/AIDS since November 2006. I have been on different medicines and finally have once that is successful. My CD4 has finally risen to 128 still undetecable but much better when it was only 25 last month. However, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Peripheral neuropathy can be a very annoying and incapacitating HIV-related condition. I'll reprint some information about peripheral neuropathy from Read more »

Severe Peripheral Neuropathy of the feet

Dear Dr.Feinberg, Please would you give me your expertise.I have undetectable HIV and my CD4 counts are 1000 plus but I still suffer from severe Neuropathy in both feet(symptoms below). I am currently on Sustiva,3TC and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...In HIV+s, peripheral neuropathy can be both drug-induced or associated with HIV itself. From what you told me, you weren't taking any neurotoxic drugs before or after the recent change Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... 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 »
San Francisco General Hospital

Sticking It to Peripheral Neuropathy

...insertion of needles at certain points consistently produces a localized reduction in pain, whereas needles inserted at other points induce generalized anesthesia. Acupuncture as a treatment for peripheral neuropathy Whatever the mechanism at... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...further. (See Table 2 .) While the exact mechanism by which the "d-drugs" cause PN is unknown, most experts believe that drug-induced mitochondrial toxicity may play a role; the drugs may interfere with mitochondrial DNA synthesis. (Mitochondria... Read more »
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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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? 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 »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »