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Neuropathy And Diagnosis

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the pain in the feet becomes so bad that it is difficultto walk or even sleep. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctorright away so that you can receive early diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosing PNcan be difficult because the symptoms can vary from person to person, but thereare things your doctor can do to check if you have PN. Your doctor will examine you and ask you...
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solution for neuropathy

HI Im HIV positive for 4 months not on meds but just got neuropathy. How could this happen already. I have read that its only in advanced HIV diesease. 1) Does this mean I am a rapid progresser?2) If I went on meds could the neuropathy go away or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...an HIV specialist or neurologist can help distinguish HIV-related neuropathy from other potential causes. If the most likely diagnosis is HIV-related peripheral neuropathy then starting HIV treatment will often result in... Read more »

Initiating Treatment because of devloping neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctors. Thank you for the great work you all do on this site and giving the many of us in countries without ready access to expert opinions a forum to raise our questions. I seroconverted in December 2006 (best estimate). My current first...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.If the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy ("distal symmetric sensory neuropathy") is confirmed and there is no other compelling reason (like diabetes Read more »

Lyrica for neuropathy

I have recently been denied to receive Lyrica by my Medicare Part D carrier because my diagnosis is non-diabetic/non-postherpetic neuropathy. Can you explain the difference between the above-mentioned type and HIV-related neuropathy? Is there a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lyrica has not been approved in the US by the FDA for the treatment of HIV associated peripheral neuropathy whereas it has received approval (due to results of studies on safety and efficacy) for the treatment of diabetic and post-herpetic Read more »

Neuropathy - ?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I am 33 y.o. female, HIV+ for a number of years, not on medication, good blood counts, but have a recurring problem with this stabbing pain in my joints / bones. Mainly arms and legs. My old doctor said that I had peripheral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...these in detail, it would be best to be seen by the specialist who can examine you, run the appropriate tests, make the correct diagnosis (not peripheral neuropathy), and begin you on proper treatment.Regarding your anemia, was the cause of that... Read more »
Articles
Brown Medical School

HIV 101: Diagnosis of Neuropathy in HIV-Positive Prison Inmates

...repair is under the direction of the nerve cell body, which contains the nucleus and cell machinery. In theory, the clinical diagnosis of DSPN is straightforward for any competent examiner. A "directed" neurologic exam for suspected DSPN is... Read more »
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An Update on the Diagnosis and Management of HIV-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy

...persons experienced peripheral neuropathy (PN). Perhaps the most important point of the whole presentation was not only that the diagnosis of PN is frequently missed, but that the type of PN is often misdiagnosed. The two key types of HIV-related... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

... Table of Contents Introduction Screening for Somatic Symptoms Assessment, Diagnosis and Management Insomnia Assessment and Diagnosis Management Nonpharmacologic Treatment Pharmacologic Treatment Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...integrase inhibitors, and entry inhibitors, are less likely to cause mitochondrial toxicity. Diagnosing DSPN DSPN is a clinical diagnosis, based on reports of symptoms, findings on physical exams, and ruling out other potential causes. If a... Read more »
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How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...(tingling in my arms and legs). This seems like classic ARS symptoms. My question to HIV+ readers is how did you cope with your diagnosis? It just seems like my world is falling in around me. I can't concentrate on anything, I'm an emotional... Read more »

Mystery Diagnosis casting- Lipodystrophy Stories

Posted by mysteryd08
...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...the pain was so severe I begged Sampson to give me a DME order for a wheelchair; but, he said he could do nothing without a diagnosis from a neurologist. Finally exasperated with Sampson's failure to address my growing problem, I went to another... Read more »