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Mercury And Neuropathy

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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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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 in your therapy. I know of no data that say that... Read more »

mercury poisening from fillings/HIV status

Have doubted my HIV + status for some time. Began Sustive just after having 11 mercury fillings over 30yrs old removed and going through extreme detox via IV, suppliment and anti-oxidents. Over the coarse of the following several months my viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Frustrated,I do not believe mercury fillings cause medical problems. In addition, I know of no sound scientific data to support removal of old mercury fillings or "extreme detox via IV, supplements and anti-oxidants" (in relationship... Read more »

Mercury Poisoning and HIV

Does mercury poisoning affect antibody and HIV DNA PCR test results? Basically, can it generate false negatives on either tests?Thank you...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Doubt it. People concerned that their negative HIV test results may not be correct look for all sorts of reasons that could account for a false negative result. Good news is that the new combo (duo) test looks for virus as well as antibody. None of... Read more »

Chelating Mercury toxicity with DMSA -possible drug interactions or side effets with meds?

I am on a Combiver/Viracept regimen and have recently discovered high levels of Mercury, Arseni and Cadmium in a hair sample analysis. An alternative practitioner is recommending chelating with DMSA -do you know if there are any possible...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) is a sulfhydryl-containing, water-soluble, non-toxic, orally-administered metal chelator which has been in use as an antidote to heavy metal toxicity since the 1950s.It has been investigated in the medical... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

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

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »