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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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Reyataz and neuropathy in already affected patient

I'm a 64 year old woman (who you helped a couple weeks ago).I am to resume treatment. Most recently took Combivir and Viramune, though nothing for three years because of severe neuropathy and pretty good blood reports. Now it is suggested I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Protease inhibitors can aggravate neuropathy but not to the degree usually seen with some of the "D" drugs (ddI, ddC, D4T). I have used a lot of Norvir + Reyataz and have only had several patients in whom I thought their neuropathy worsed... Read more »

Reyataz and neuropathy in already affected patient

I'm a 64 year old woman (who you helped a couple weeks ago).I am to resume treatment. Most recently took Combivir and Viramune, though nothing for three years because of severe neuropathy and pretty good blood reports. Now it is suggested I...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
HIV itself may be a cause of neuorpathy and thus it may be improved with treatment. On the other hand, some of the medicines (especially the nucs such as D4T) may also cause a worsening of neuropathy. Reyataz is a medicine that has interactions with... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by billc, 1 Reply
After a high risk encounter I had seven months ago I have developed a burning in my face that comes and goes. It is mostly isolated to the left forehead, but travels down around my eye. It comes and goes. It this neuropathy??
Concerned..
If not then... Read more »

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 »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »

MYELOPATHY/NEUROPATHY

Posted by Kipling, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed with Aids April 2000. I was very sick at
the time during the 8 and a 1/2 weeks I was hospitalized.
The virus attacked my spine and I am now living with a spinal disease called myelopathy which enables me to walk. I also developed... Read more »