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Neuropathy Weakness In Legs

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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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Leg Pain, lack of appitie and sleep, weakness

I started ART in 2002 with stavudin combination and stayed for 2 years. Changed it into zidovudin but the pain on my leg, tingling and burning sensation still continues till today. Is this neurophathic pain? IF so what medictaion is required? I also...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Switching back to nevirapin may decrease the sleep/appetite problems-that switch seems unlikely to improve your leg pain. If the pain is chronic neuropathy from you HIV meds usually bilateral. A switch off the zidovidine sometimes might help if... Read more »

Asymmetrical Leg & Arm Pain/Weakness

HiMy partner was diagnosed with HIV in 2000. He had been suffering from a virus-type illness, which we now presume to be seroconversion. At this time his legs and arms became very painful. A constant dull ache with severe shooting pains that were...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Asymmetric pain like that makes it unlikely to be due to the usual toxic (drug) or HIV-related neuropathy. Seeing a neurologist sounds like a very good idea. A history of some form of nerve entrapment, post-herpetic neuralgia, reflex sympathetic... Read more »

neuropathy in legs

Hi my name is Todd, 5 yrs ago diagnosed with hiv my level was 800,000. I spent 7 months in the hospital. Today my hiv hospital is undetecable. This is great! My problem was diagnosed with neuropathy and have been in a wheelchair. I can move my legs...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Severe weakness in the legs in the setting of untreated HIV infection can be due to HIV alone (peripheral neuropathy,demyelinating polyneuropathy, myelitis, sometimes myopathy) or associated causes (such as CMV or HTLV-I disease of spinal cord or... Read more »

mysterious neuropathy of legs

For the past three years I have had a mysterious neurological condition of my legs which has stubbornly defied medical diagnosis. In 2005 suddenly any short period of walking or standing cause both thighs to feel numb, tight, tired. and painful. A...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You 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 »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i 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 »


Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I am experiencing a lot of frightening symptoms just now. In early August this year, I lost substantial strength in the left side of my body. I could walk with a pronounced limp, but I could not lift anything heavier than a pencil with my left... Read more »

Why I am feeling continuous weakness? Please help.

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Posted by Anonymous
I 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 »