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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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Severe Peripheral Neuropathy of the feet

Dear Dr.Feinberg, Please would you give me your expertise.I have undetectable HIV and my CD4 counts are 1000 plus but I still suffer from severe Neuropathy in both feet(symptoms below). I am currently on Sustiva,3TC and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
In HIV+s, peripheral neuropathy can be both drug-induced or associated with HIV itself. From what you told me, you weren't taking any neurotoxic drugs before or after the recent change in your therapy. I know of no data that say that... Read more »

Painful feet (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2011)

Hi My name is Patricia from South Africa. I have been HIV posetive for 14 year and i am 30 years old, married with two beautiful HIV neg kids and husband who is also neg. I have started experiencing an unexplainable pain on my feet. If feels like i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Patricia,You may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy (distal painful peripheral neuropathy). It may be exacerbated by certain HIV medicaments. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that I hope will be helpful.Good... Read more »

Neuropathy in the Feet

Please help. Is it possible that pain from neuropathy in the feet is so bad that it can lead a person to use crutches for a short period because it's too painful to walk? Your answer to my question is much appreciated. Thank you! P.S.Your...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Absolutely. Pain from neuropathy can be terrible for some patients-it is a symptom which needs to be taken very seriously. Could result from HIV infection, side effect of medications, or other medical conditions (diabetes, vitamin deficiencies,... Read more »

Neuropathy in my feet

Hello For many years I have had some significant neuropathy in my feet. My Doc and I have tried to eliminate the "D" drugs in an effort to stop this. I am still on a low dose of ddI, as this seems to be one drug that I have some...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Zostrix has limited benefit in this setting.The Neurontin can be pushed to doses as high as 1500 mg tid, so you have quite a ways to go.Also, have you tried some antidepressants such as amitryptiline? They seem to be helpful in this setting, in... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. ... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.

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Neuropathy

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 side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »