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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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neuropathy and muscle loss

I want to know whether neuropathy can cause muscle loss...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In some types of neuropathy ( when nerve damage is significant) muscle loss (atrophy) can be seen. KH... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry to hear you are having such a painful and annoying problem! I absolutely agree with you: 46 does not qualify as "old age!"Regarding your discomfort, who made the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy (PN)? I would definitely seek the... Read more »

early HIV & optic neuropathy

Dear Dr. Young,I am 28 years old male . I had partial loss of vision in the left eye. My ophthalmologist could not find any problem in the eye after many tests and examinations.Then I went to a neurologist who could not find anything in the cranial...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Mesru:I'm not much of a neurologist (just ask my neurology colleagues); but I'm not aware of optic neuritis as a symptom of early HIV infection, but there are clearly neuronal injuries that can happen during the course of HIV infection or... 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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Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
I was just reading Scot on 'Fatigue' and know that I am lucky/unlucky to be living in Australia.

Lucky because HIV means a full disability pension - permanent, not much but enough to exist on. Lucky because I too suffer from fatigue but, because of... 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 »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 time... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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 time... Read more »