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... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? Peripheral neuropathy
(PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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I am a 50 yo male who was diagnosed in 1999. I have been on my current regimen for 2+ years - reyatez, epzicom, & norvir. I am undetectable and my T cells are running 800+. In the last few weeks I have been waking up with stiffness and soreness in...
...Symmetric pain in feet and legs would raise concern about peripheral neuropathy
. A careful neurologic evaluation is recommended to see if the character of the pain fits with drug or HIV related neuropathy Read more »
Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »
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...
can be a very annoying and incapacitating HIV-related condition. I'll reprint some information about peripheral neuropathy
from Read more »
I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
...problem! I absolutely agree with you: 46 does not qualify as "old age!"Regarding your discomfort, who made the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy
(PN)? I would definitely seek the consultation of an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist for two reasons.... Read more »
... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
... 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 »
...the outside) nervous system. People with HIV disease can have several problems with the nervous system. A common problem is peripheral neuropathy
. This can cause damage to nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation,... Read more »
... 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 Read more »
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...HIV would get neurological symptoms alone without other symptoms? Would be immune system have to be pretty compromised to get peripheral neuropathy
? Thanks for any feedback Read more »
...Has anybody heard of having a stiff neck being a symptom of ARS. I have been having a slight stiffness
in my neck but it all started with a very stiff neck, can barely move to one side along with flu like symptoms Read more »
I read in some web sites that HIV specialists usually ask first time patients if they had stiff necks, Is this a symptom of ARS??? I got a bad stiff neck and flu like symptoms soon after. I always thought that it was just how I slept. Oh no. I... Read more »
Before I go on with my storey I just want to say that eveyone on here is such wonderful people. I thank God for people like you all. My incident happend maybe almost two years ago. I met this guy. We started talking and getting to know one another.... Read more »