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Neuropathy In Heel Of Foot And Leg

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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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neuropathy in legs

Hi my name is Todd, 5 yrs ago diagnosed with hiv my level was 800,000. I spent 7 months in the hospital. Today my hiv hospital is undetecable. This is great! My problem was diagnosed with neuropathy and have been in a wheelchair. I can move my legs...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Severe weakness in the legs in the setting of untreated HIV infection can be due to HIV alone (peripheral neuropathy,demyelinating polyneuropathy, myelitis, sometimes myopathy) or associated causes (such as CMV or HTLV-I disease of spinal cord or... Read more »

leg/foot pain

hiv for 15yrs , latley a lot of leg pain and trouble walking? what is this and waht are the systems of "norapthy" ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Pain in feet and legs can be due to a number of conditions. For HIV+ patients a major concern is peripheral neuropathy (can be due to either HIV itself or as a side effect of certain HIV medicatios such as the "D" drugs D4T, DDI, ddC). If... Read more »

Leg, Knee, Foot and Back Pain

I am currently taking Kivexia, Reyetaz boosted with Norvir for over 2 years now. I have been experiencing leg, knee, foot and back pain for quite sometime and am wondering if the meds are causing the pain.Thanks ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of neuropathy, muscle, joint pain from use of ritonavir + atazanavir and abacavir/lamivudine has generally been quite low so that in the majority of cases pain in the distribution you desribe would not be due to the HIV medications but to... Read more »

Leg & foot muscle cramping and twitching.

Hi,I've been positive for 20 yrs and on meds for about 18. Now on Sustiva, Kaletra, Fortavase, 3TC. I also take Lipidil Supra, Meprone and Lozec to control side effects of these drugs. I Recently stopped Tenofovir due to the onset of kidney...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would see a neurologist to better define the nature of the neuropathy. HIV can cause neuropathy as can some vitamin deficiencies, kidney problems, and other infections. 3TC can aggravate neuropathy while the other meds are involved more rarely.... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by golfguy, 3 Replies
Hi,

I posted before and have really been trying to calm my anxiety....but it's really getting bad.

I'm about 6 weeks post exposure and had a negative ELISA at 5 weeks post exposure.

However, over the last 24 hours I've developed a significant... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I am experiencing a lot of frightening symptoms just now. In early August this year, I lost substantial strength in the left side of my body. I could walk with a pronounced limp, but I could not lift anything heavier than a pencil with my left... 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 »

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 »