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Neuropathy And Muscle Knots

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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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 »

What causes intermittent swollen veins, heavy muscles?

My current regimen is Videx, Ziagen and Retrovir. I have mild neuropathy in my big toes. I now experience heaviness in my forearms and calves, and intermittent protruding veins. This can occur when I work or just sitting. Whenever I am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your current regimen has not been used much. I would be concerned about risk for peripheral neuropathy and fat loss from arms/legs which can make the veins stand out. If other antiretroviral options are available to you then a discussion with your... Read more »

Muscle Atrophy

I have had severe peripheral neuropathies for 8 years now, which has resulted in severe atrophy in the calf muscle of my right leg. I have tried physical therapy and supplements (Juven) and nothing seems to work. Is there a plastic surgery...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For increasing muscle mass an optimum mix of good diet (Protein supplements), targeted exercise, and hormone background (testosterone or other anabolic steroids) usually provides some help. Trying to stop any drugs that could aggravate the... Read more »

Joint pain and neuropathy

I have been poz for 4yrs, and started having increasing joint pain along with muscle soreness. This seemed to start within the first year of taking Meds. I started taking Norvir & Combivir , then switched over to Sustiva & Combivir. I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have not seen any good data on your regimen and its proven benefit for the pains/discomfort you describe. The regimen you are on does not usually drain nutrients or prevent absorption of vitamins. AZT (in the Combivir) can cause a myopathy which... Read more »
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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 »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

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 »