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Neuropathy Due To Vitamin B1 Or B12 Deficiency

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My partner was dignosed with AIDS Nov 9, 2009 after developing streccosus pnuemonia. During that time in the hosptial he became very weak in his legs and he couldnt walk on his own. He was released from the hospital after a months time. He is now at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...nerve problems that could impact leg/bladder function. As you note often very frustrating situation. In some cases peripheral neuropathy can be worsened by vitamin deficiency (such as B12) or conditions like syphilis. If vitamin B12 deficient... Read more »

Vitamin b 12 I'm perplexed

After experiencing some numbness & tingling I went to my doctor. After a whole series of blood... Read more »

Combivir & Viracept for 12 years, now neuropathy?

I stumbled upon your web site about a month ago and I must say I have found it very informative.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...50, and heavy alcohol use. Other risk factors are the use of cocaine or amphetamines, cancer treatments, thyroid disease, or deficiency of vitamin B12 or vitamin E. A study in 2009 found that Hispanics may have a higher rate of PN. The... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...addition to HIV can cause DSPN, including diabetes, alcoholism, thyroid disease, syphilis, hepatitis C, kidney disease, and vitamin B12 deficiency. A careful clinical history and laboratory testing are used to rule out these conditions. Use of... Read more »
Jossey-Bass Inc.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Trace Elements

...gastrointestinal tract. It is necessary for making red blood cells and for neurological function. Thus deficiencies in folate, as with vitamin B12 deficiencies, are associated with neurologic symptoms. This can be particularly important to people... Read more »
Women Alive

Women and Anemia

...>98-115. AZT and d4T can lead to a false elevation of the MCV without causing anemia. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused from a vitamin B12 deficiency and the symptoms may be resolved with vitamin B12 replacement. HIV-infection can in a small... Read more »
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Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »


Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...worried this may be PN and am still a few weeks away from my conclusive result. Hoping to ease my mind a bit. I have read that neuropathy generally starts in the toes, then moves up gradually and may even involve the fingers but doesn't really... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »