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Peripheral Neuropathy

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 You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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chronic neuropathy, uveitus,

what do you suggest to aid in the discomfort of such things as neuropathy, uveitus, unbearable tinnitus and "chronic lung disease"? stop smoking is just not as easy as they say it is. cd4 went from 162 to 195 in 3mos, viral went from zip...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You have several issues going on at once. The regimen you describe for HIV treatment, is usually not associated with producing neuropathy. Some HIV drugs do cause neuropathy. HIV treatment in some cases can improve HIV-associated neuropathy. I hope... Read more »

looking for neuropathy treatment alternatives

I have been HIV+ for almost 2 years. I have the beginnings of peripheral neuropathy in my toes and the bottoms of my feet. I had it worse 5 months ago while on study drugs involving Videx, Sustiva and either TC3 or Zerit and stopped the study Nov....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some of my patients have benefited from acupuncture and/or massage for neuropathy but that has not been a consistent benefit (worth trying). Use of Ca, Mg supplements, N-acetyl carnitine, co-enzyme Q have been helpful in some anecdotal reports... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy, it is getting worse!

I am a long term survivor (positive in 86 and AIDS diagnosis in 1991.) I had problems with peripheral neuropathy back when I was taking ddI, d4T, ddc and hydroxy urea. It went away about a year after going off of the hydroxy urea and the D drugs....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Peripheral neuropathy remains a frustrating problems for many patients.I assume you have seen a neurologist and /or pain clinic to try to optimize pain control and look for any complicating factors? In some cases I have tried (if possible) to switch... Read more »

neuropathy symptoms early diagnosis

Hi Doctor,I was diagnosed positive a year ago and started Atripla my CD4s were 251. After about 5 months started getting knee issues, then my left wrist, arm started getting numb, legs started getting heavy and now have numbness/tingling in feetwent...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Localized nerve problems as you describe would usually not be due to either HIV or your meds but more often other conditions such as carpal tunnel (compression) or radiculopathy (also often from some form of compression). KH... Read more »
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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
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

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