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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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lymphoma; Neuropathies from vincristine

Dr Dezube; I am currently been treated with MACOP-B weekly for an advanced lymphoma and responding very well to treatment,I am down to the last 4 chemotherapy treatments.And feel well except for the side effects caused by the chemo drugs. The...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm glad to hear that you are responding well to treatments and that the end is in site. What you are describing is neuropathies caused by vincristine. If they are bad enough, I would recommend that you NOT receive any more vincristine. This... Read more »

Neuropathy- help needed

Dr Dezube thanks for your great work on this site. I finished chemotherapy two weeks ago. Now I'm in remission and feel very blessed. I have just one residual effect from the chemotherapy, neuropathy in my hands and feet caused by the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm happy to hear that you completed the courses of chemotherapy. Congratulations! What you describe in terms of neuropathies is indeed quite common. The good news that in time the neuropathies from the vincristine will get better. So how to... Read more »

How are my numbers post-chemo; help with neuropathy

Dear Dezube prior to starting chemotherapy for NHL,my CD4 189 10 VL less than 50 that was in Sept 2000.Finished chemotherapy 3rd week of Jan 01,my numbers CD4 287 18 VL less than 50.My blood was drawn a week after chemo end.The other question i have...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
That is quite a robust CD4 count for someone who has completed chemotherapy. In time your CD4 count should rise even further! In terms of the neuropathy, it should get better in time. Many drugs are available for it. You may find out which is best... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Are there any other possible causes of neuropathy other than HIV and HIV medications?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
As you point out in your question, the most common reasons for neuropathy are HIV infection itself, and the drugs we use to treat it. The most common drugs in this category are the "d-drugs": ddC, ddI, and d4T. Other causes of neuropathy... Read more »
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Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? 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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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 »