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Neuropathy Worse In The Morning

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Peripheral Neuropathy, it is getting worse!

I am a long term survivor (positive in 86 and AIDS diagnosis in 1991.) I had problems with peripheral neuropathy back when I was taking ddI, d4T, ddc and hydroxy urea. It went away about a year after going off of the hydroxy urea and the D drugs....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Peripheral neuropathy remains a frustrating problems for many patients.I assume you have seen a neurologist and /or pain clinic to try to optimize pain control and look for any complicating factors? In some cases I have tried (if possible) to switch... Read more »

neuropathy in fingers

I am 9 months from my exposure to HIV. I am getting tested next week. my question is this. Over the past several months I have noticed parts of my hand and fingers falling asleep during the night. I know this happens when sleeping the wrong way on...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Although this is theoretically possible, it is extremely unlikely. The type of symptoms you describe are often seen with "carpal tunnel syndrome", where a part of the median nerve in the wrist is compressed at the level of the wrist. The... Read more »

Carpel Tunnel or Neuropathy?

Hi Dr. Henry,How can I tell the difference between Carpel Tunnel and Peripheral Neuropathy? I have pain and numbness in my hands and it is much worse at night - I lose almost all sensation on the surface of my skin, but my hands really hurt. This...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The hand symptoms you describe would be much more consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome than due to HIV or drug related neuropathy. I would recommend an evaluation by a neurologist possible with nerve conduction studies to further pinpoint the... Read more »

mild nausea in the morning from stribild

I have been on stribild and have noticed that I have MILD nausea in the day, I do take my pills usually with a peanut butter sandwich or egg and canadian bacon sandwich both on 100 calorie whole wheat. Usually if I eat something when I get to work...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Nausea is seen with Stribild but is not has been a common persistent problem.It can be a challenge to sort out all possible drug interactions (ie the stribild can increase the levels of klonopin). For a week I would hold your vitamins, the Crestor... 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 »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

Just keeps getting worse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Well things just keep getting worse. After being diagnosed in Dec 01, managed to not have to take meds unitl this past Feb. Started with Trizivir and Sustiva, ok I said to myself, three pill per day, not to bad to having to get use to. Well, the... Read more »