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Muscle Diseases 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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neuropathy and muscle loss

I want to know whether neuropathy can cause muscle loss...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In some types of neuropathy ( when nerve damage is significant) muscle loss (atrophy) can be seen. KH... Read more »

Atripla, Amantadine & muscle spasms

I'm a 21 year Hiv+ survivor. I have had peripheral neuropathy in both feet and legs and occasionally in both hands for almost 11 years.I've been on Atripla for about 3years and Amantadine for body tremors for about 1 year. In the last 6...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tremors as you describe have not been generally linked to Atripla or to HIV infection under good control. A wide range of conditions from Parkinson's, thyroid, familial tremor, anxiety, dystonia, wilson's disease, caffeine sensitivity,... Read more »

Neuralgia, Neuropathy from ARS

Dearest Dr. Bob,Firstly, many thanks for all your great work - how it has touched so many lives. I do hope you will give me a kind chance and answer my queries. Early Dec, I had a much-regretted episode (oral and vaginal intercourse using a condom)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Charlie,Your oral and vaginal sex was protected. Assuming the condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent.To answer your specific questions:1.No, because you don't have ARS. Your symptoms are... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy Stress

Dear Dr Feinberg15 years ago, I had unsafe sex with another man in which I was the active partner.About 12 years ago, I may have been in an unsafe (passive partner) situation due to a broken condom.About five years ago, I noticed a burning sensation...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
In all this testing, have you had an HIV test? That would put your fears to rest right away if it's negative. The pattern of your uncomfortable sensations doesn't sound like the peripheral neuropathy associated with HIV. Your symptoms... Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply


Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According
to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects the longest nerves first, therefore it always starts in the toes, may progress
upwards to involve the... Read more »

MYELOPATHY/NEUROPATHY

Posted by Kipling, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed with Aids April 2000. I was very sick at
the time during the 8 and a 1/2 weeks I was hospitalized.
The virus attacked my spine and I am now living with a spinal disease called myelopathy which enables me to walk. I also developed... Read more »

muscle & joint pain

Posted by ElGringo, 1 Reply
Just wondering if anyone else has probs with joint disease or muscle wasting? I didn't have much of an issue til about 3 yrs ago & the cartilidge in my joints started withering away. Did the usual xrays etc & short of joint replacement, only... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me a few questions I have about PN.

I am experiencing muscle twitches, pretty much anywhere. It hits for a few seconds and will turn up somewhere else minutes/hours down the track. I went to the doctor... Read more »