Neuropathy In Lower Legs
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineYou don't mention which HIV meds you are taking. Peripheral neuropathy is still seen in the HAART era and can be frustating to diagnose and treat. It sounds like you care has been very good so unlikely that I would be able to add much without... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineYou are in a tough spot, but you may really want to reconsider staying on the d4T. The longer you're on it, the more likely it is that the nerve damage will be permanent. There are always new drugs being developed, so it is likely that... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineIn my experience yes--some of the blood vessels in the legs/feet seem to also be involved in the neuropathic process (there are small nerves that supply the blood vessels) which can lead to more bruising/blistering/discoloration and poor healing in... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for your post.The symptoms that you describe are consistent with peripheral neuropathy-- though there are other causes of foot pain to be sure.The medications in Atripla (tenofovir, FTC and efavirenz) are not generally thought to... Read more »
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Posted by ScotCharles, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by AnonymousI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyi am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »
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