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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 »

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull... Read more »

Could I have neuropathy?

My left arm becomes numb from the elbow to the tips of my three fingers. My thumb and index finger... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the nervous system. It causes strange sensations, especially in the feet, legs, and fingers, and can cause pain. The pain might be mild, or so severe that it prevents someone from walking. Tell your... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...center for your nervous system, PN is found in other parts of your body. Normally, PN affects the toes, feet and legs first. The fingers, hands and arms can become affected as well. When diagnosed and treated early, PN can often be controlled.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...limits the other's effectiveness. Because of additive neurotoxicity, if possible, Zerit should not be combined with Videx. Tips: Zerit is rarely used in the U.S., due to its toxicity and the availability of newer medications. Contact your... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 go above the knees. Is this the case with all types of neuroptahy? I fear maybe mine is... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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