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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor 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 symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What...
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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
...Neuropathy in the feet/toes in the setting of stavudine treatment is usually reversible if the stavudine is stopped before it gets too severe (there Read more »

Am I or was I a Worried Well?

Hi dr. Bob, i am a daily visitor of your forum since September 2005. I'm from the Netherlands. I had an encounter with oral and anal sex (receptive) with condom end of August 2005. About 10/11 days later I had throat pain, one massive swollen...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dutch Ex-WW!WOW, a daily visitor to my forum!?! Gosh, I don't even visit it every day. As a member of our "frequent readers club," I'm sure you must realize your story is not at all unique. The archives have at least a gazillion other very... Read more »

Initiating Treatment because of devloping neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctors. Thank you for the great work you all do on this site and giving the many of us in countries without ready access to expert opinions a forum to raise our questions. I seroconverted in December 2006 (best estimate). My current first...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...fully resolve, even with effective HIV treatment. For this reason, is I were in your shoes, I wouldn't be waiting too long after diagnostic confirmation to treat. Indeed, waiting to start actually increases the risk of developing neuropathy,... Read more »

Loosing feeling in feet and hands, Neuropathy or circulation problems?

I have had neuropathy for at least the last three years. My Doctor has left me on Ziagen Zerit with adding Kaletra Liquid. I have noticed over the last six months that my feet especially get very cold and stiff and my knees get what looks like...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to drive your viral load down to the detection limit if that is possible with your resistance and past treatment situation. Often double boosted protease inhibitors, NNRTIs, and T-20 might be considered as ways to intensify your regimen. There... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...combinationof both may cause the damage to the peripheral nerves. PN happens when the communication between the nerves in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a... Read more »
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Zerit

...272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Zerit is stopped, but can be painful and permanently debilitating if not treated in time.... Read more »
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Videx EC

...272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Videx is stopped, but can be painful and permanently debilitating if not treated in time. It... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness, especially in the feet and legs. See Fact Sheet 555 for more information. Central nervous system (CNS) problems include depression and... Read more »
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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...experiencing strange twinges of pain that last mostly seconds, minutes at most, that occur frequently in the arms/hands and legs/feet but also occasionally in the chest and face - and these started at the beginning of week 7 and have lasted quite... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...mediactions. My other question is, how common is neuropathy in early HIV? I started getting symptoms of neuropahty 3 months after an encounter and my doctor prescribed lyrica and it has helped, I'm terrified of getting tested, but i fear the... Read more »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I 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 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 »