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Neuropathy In Feet And Toes

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Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...containing generic drug available (AZT generally has much less of a risk for neuropathy)- if so then switching off the D4T is often helpful. There is no proven treatment effective for blunting or reversing drug related neuropathy so the best... Read more »

numbness in right leg

Hi Dr. Henry, I'm a Belgian pozzy, CD4 currently at 450, VL 3k, NOT on meds. Lately i noticed that... Read more »

Atripla and Neuropathy

I am a newly infected and have been on Atripla since November with significant improved numbers.... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and needles, burning, stiffness, or numbness in the feet and toes. It can also be tickling sensations, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN... Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...to the car. You should avoid high impact exercises (e.g., running on a treadmill or jumping up and down) because they more often result in foot injuries. Seated resistance exercises are an excellent choice, as are swimming, rowing, and pretty... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...cells. Branches called dendrites receive signals from other neurons. Some axons are surrounded by cells containing myelin, a soft, fatty material that forms a protective sheath. The myelin sheath serves as insulation so that signals can be... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common condition that affects nearly 20 million people in the US, more often in older adults. About 1 in 3 people with diabetes face PN, and it affects about 1 in 3 people with HIV at some... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
... However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I just received a RX from my doctor called... Read more »

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 Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 go above the knees. Is this the case... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rarely occurs in HIV infected people (usually it is due to the meds) but these symptoms just happened to appear a few weeks after a possible exposure and it's all a little too coincidental for my liking. They have lasted too long to be ARS -... Read more »