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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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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
...containing generic drug available (AZT generally has much less of a risk for neuropathy)- if so then switching off the D4T is often helpful. There is no proven treatment effective for blunting or reversing drug related neuropathy so the best... 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 »

Is pain on back of hands/tops of feet, Neuropathy?

to avoid I have been HIV+ for nearly 20 years now and have been relatively healthy. My viral load was originally 24,000 and t-cells dropped to 225 then I went on meds back when crixivan was new (didnt have a name then) combined with azt/3tc....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...story. You might consider getting off the AZT (? switch to abacavir) to perhaps help the fat loss. 3TC can cause peripheral neuropathy as a low rate. The symptoms you describe (and note) are unusual for drug related neuropathy. Nonetheless if a... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...side effect of certain anti-HIV drugs, notably ddI (Videx), ddC (Hivid), and d4T (Zerit). In people with HIV/AIDS, PN most often affects the feet, the lower legs, and later the hands, causing numbness, tingling, and/or pain. Fortunately, there... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...oral solution. Take Videx and Videx EC strictly on an empty stomach (unless taking with Viread), one hour before or two hours after food or drink, except water. Approved for children weighing at least 44 pounds. Take missed dose as soon as... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...antiretroviral developed and was approved for use in HIV treatment in 1994. This drug was a very effective antiretroviral, but after years of use, the adverse events associated with the drug virtually stopped the prescription of d4T as part of... Read more »
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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 are 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 »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi guys. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity sensation... Read more »