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Neuropathy In Leg Nerves In Autoimmune Diseases

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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 »

Neuropathy in legs and 3TC?

I've been positive for probably over 20 years and on meds for 8 years. Currently on atazanavir, abacavir and 3TC once a day, undetectable (for 7+ years) and CD count around 6-700. Had neuropathy when diagnosed in 1996 from HIV which declined...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It is highly unlikely that the once daily dose of lamivudine makes any difference in the side effect profile of this drug, which is quite benign to begin with. Over the past 12 years, I have only ever encountered a single case of neuropathy that... Read more »

Neuropathy or sciatic nerve?

Diagnosed 1994, CD4 currently 440, low 41 with PCP 2 years ago, suddenly extreme pain in left leg and somewhat in right-heel but definitely more left leg. Not really burning but just plain throbbing shooting pain. Talked with care provider and she...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV or drug related neuropathy generally first involves the toes/feet and then moves upwards. Shooting pains from back down leg are more often due to some form of entrapment/compression neuropathy. Videx (ddI) is the HIV drug you are taking that... Read more »

HIV optic nerve neuropathy

It's been 10 (or more)months since I was diagnosed with HIV optic-nerve neuropathy. The recommended treatment is a regimen being used for idiopathic or demyelinative optic neuritis. This involves 1.5 grams of methyl-prednisolone given...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
It does sound as though you are receiving the proper treatment for this difficult condition. This is a highly specialized area, so it is good that you have a specialist managing the situation. You are right that steroids present some risks,... Read more »
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neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply


Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According
to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects the longest nerves first, therefore it always starts in the toes, may progress
upwards to involve the... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND TESTING RESULTS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »

Autoimmune disease

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is an overgrowth of yeast considered an autoimmune disease which could delay a positive hiv result?
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