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Neuropathy And Peripheral Nerves Feet

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and the spine (centralnervous system) and the peripheral nerves (peripheral nervous system). Theperipheral nerves run through the body like webbing, connecting all the partsof the body to the brain and the spine. Any disorder involving the peripheralnervous system...
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Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

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,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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 »

Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy in the feet/toes in the setting of stavudine treatment is usually reversible if the stavudine is stopped before it gets too severe (there Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

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 ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Sheet 555 Peripheral Neuropathy September 22, 2007What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop... Read more »

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What is neuropathy? Thanks
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. It generally manifests itself with numbness, tingling or pain in the extremities, most often the feet. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...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 except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...organs. These systems communicate to each other through nerve cells. Unlike the brain and spine which are covered by bone, peripheral nerves are not covered, leaving them exposed to possible injury and infection. In general, PN is caused by... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...exams, and ruling out other potential causes. If a patient reports symptoms such as pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in the feet, a neurological exam may help determine the cause of the symptoms. A complete neurological examination includes... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...peripheral nervous system (the nerves that run from the spinal cord to the rest of the body). Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nervous system consists of sensory and motor neurons (nerve cells). Sensory... Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

Periferal Neuropy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can someone tell me what the symptoms for Peripheral Neuropy are when effecting the feet? Please be detailed I am still within the window and am curious about some foot problems. Thank you. Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...problem might be psychological. The new HIV specialist, Dr. Paul Nieberg, found pronounced weakness in my left and right feet and left lower leg. Nieberg was kind enough to call the neuroligist with his exam notes such that the neurologist, a... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »