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Neuropathy Affecting Legs

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mysterious neuropathy of legs

For the past three years I have had a mysterious neurological condition of my legs which has stubbornly defied medical diagnosis. In 2005 suddenly any short period of walking or standing cause both thighs to feel numb, tight, tired. and painful. A...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You don't mention which HIV meds you are taking. Peripheral neuropathy is still seen in the HAART era and can be frustating to diagnose and treat. It sounds like you care has been very good so unlikely Read more »

Neuropathy and Thrombosis in Right leg

As I am suffering from severe inhibiting neuropathy in both feet and suspecting that the resulting... Read more »

Neuropathy in legs and 3TC?

I've been positive for probably over 20 years and on meds for 8 years. Currently on atazanavir,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the nervous system. It causes strange sensations, especially in the feet, legs, and fingers, and can cause pain. The pain might be mild, or so severe that it prevents someone from walking. Tell... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Neuropathy Treatment Hits a Roadblock

...Neuropathy is characterized by burning, aching, numbness and tingling, most commonly in the legs and feet. It is a result of damage to nerve fibers and is caused by either HIV itself or the toxic effects of certain antiretroviral Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...down to the base of your thumb. Repeat this movement twice with the index, middle, ring, and little fingers in succession. Legs and Feet. Straighten one knee and point your foot. Flex your ankle five times. Next, circle your ankle clockwise,... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...cord are the center for your nervous system, PN is found in other parts of your body. Normally, PN affects the toes, feet and legs first. The fingers, hands and arms can become affected as well. When diagnosed and treated early, PN can often be... Read more »
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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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
...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 and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with Read more »