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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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peripheral neuropathy in pinkie & ring fingers

hi,i have numbness especially at night when i bent my hadn when i am sleeping in y pinke and ring fingers in boths hands (the lest hand is much more severe). could this be peripheral neuropathy? by the way the numbness increased during the last 2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention what your HIV status is and which drug you are taking. The symptoms you describe are common in the general population often related to repetitive activities or nerve compression while sleeping. HIV related neuropathies most... Read more »

Pain, Tingling, Numbness In Left Hand and Fingers

I am 69 years old and was diagnosed with HIV in 1987. I started HIV meds (AZT and ddC) in July 1992 and began the 3-drug treatment with Crixivan in June 1996. I have remained continuously on Crixivan but have changed the other two drugs several...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It sounds like you have arthritic and tendonitis symptoms of you left hand. Inflammation can produce some compression of the nerves to your fingers which account for the nerve associated symptoms. You are correct that drug related peripheral... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular... Read more »

Neuropathy Question

I have a question about neuropathy. About 3 or 4 months ago, I had a slight loss of sensation on the outside edge of my right big toe, at the same time I was experiencing a severe lower back strain. I figured they were related. I have a history of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The only way your problem could be HIV-related is if you have HIV, and have had it for quite a while. Many things can cause paresthesias (numbness and tingling), and if you are HIV- then you need to see a physician to have this sorted out. It is... Read more »
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Numbness of pinky finger and next to it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Ive been reading this board and noticed that several people have this numbness and tingling. Many have it mostly in thier pinky finger and the one next to it. Thats what I have. My entire hand even went dead like rubber at night
Also have had light... Read more »

Numb left index finger

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just a quick question. Would a numb left index fingertip without any other numbness be a sign of HIV? Maybe late HIV?

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numbness and tingling

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Jackie,Jade,Gregg,Gman,anyone know whats goin on with the tingling and numbing hands and fingers.As you all know ive had all the symptoms everyone else has, i thought i was the only one with this numbing problem but there seems to be more of this... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »