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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 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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Exercise and neuropathy

can you lift weights with neuropathy...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
As long as you do not have pain that prevents you to do so and with the approval of your primary care or neurologist, then I encourage you to exercise.When I was operating our Body Positive Wellness Clinic in Houston we were amazed to see how... Read more »

Wellbutrin/PI's and Neuropathy

I read a brief question about Wellbutrin and neuropathy and the answer said that caution should be taken in prescribing Wellbutrin with protease inhibitors. I had neuropathy about 8-9 years ago from Zerit. Once the Zerit was stopped, it took about...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Usually HIV-related neuropathy is seen more often with lower CD4 cell counts but very long term data is still lacking on that issue among persons who have good viral control and intermediate CD4 count over many years. The usual concern with... Read more »


Hi! Doc 3months ago i developed neuropathy on my feet, shoulders & handsi've done some research & found out that if you have neuropathy its either you have HIV or your diabetic, I ruled out diabetesso HIV was my suspect. i got so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, I strongly doubt, unless you've been to medical school, that you are qualified to diagnose "neuropathy." Second, your research is very incomplete, as there are many causes other than HIV and diabetes that can cause... Read more »

Can med-related neuropathy return?

Dear Dr.I've been positive more than 20 years and have been on lots of meds. About 8 years ago, I developed peripheral neuropathy in my legs, feet and hands lasting about 3 years total. My Dr. and I believe it was due to Zerit. Once that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In my experience drug related peripheral neuropathy often but not always improves when the offending drug is stopped. Patients have occasionally reported to me similar observations in that in some cases the symptoms never clear completely and seem... Read more »
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Neuropathy Question.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I posted this in the recently infected forum but I think this is where it should be. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other... 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 (like... Read more »

Real score on ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There have been many posts on ARS this past few days. I guess my real question is how long does ARS typically last since some people say a few days to 10 weeks. What is the typical or common time that ARS lasts and is it common for some symptoms to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm curious as to how many people have had neuropathic symptoms very early on in the disease and how it manifested ...Also night sweats ??Is that pretty common early on in the disease??

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