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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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Severe Neuropathy

Dr. Boyle,I was diagnosed in 1986 and took no medication for HIV until I began having tingling in my feet and pneumonia in 1993. The neuropathy became so crippling and severe I was bedridden for two years. I have never taken any of the...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I have used lamictal in several patients with neuropathy and some have gotten significant relief from it. It is certainly worth trying at this point along with the L-acetyl carnitine, although there is very limited data to support the use of the... Read more »

Neuropathy, Weird Things going on?????

Hi Dr. Bob,First of all, I'd like to say that you are definetely the coolest Dr. in the world. I enjoy all of your great answers and wasn't going to write, but something is really troubling me lately and I thought that maybe you could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The coolest Dr. in the world? Really? Cooler than George Clooney when he was on E.R.? Gee, thanks man!Do I think you are "a rare case that caught HIV by receiving oral sex?" Absolutely not. Insertive oral sex carries an extremely low... Read more »

Neuropathy and CVD

Dr. Bob: Although I visit the MD (Inf. Dis.) regularly and read quite a bit about the disease, I have not found anyone who really hits my questions, so here goes the info on me. I have been positive for ten years (from a needle stick while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jerome St. Benedict,Great name, by the way! One exercise that doesn't put any weight bearing on the sore feet would be swimming. Do you have a convenient health club, YMCA, or pool you could use? Fish oil supplements are fine. The jury is... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy AGAIN after starting meds

Hi there,I have been HIV positive since October 2007. I am healthy and I have been doing well. In November 2011, I decided to start meds because my CD4 count went down to 480 and my viral load was 6,000. So on November 8th, I started complera. After...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
True HIV drug related peripheral neuropathy would rarely start in the finger tips so I would suspect some other factor or cause. If develops further a consultation with a HIV experienced neurologist might be helpful. KH... Read more »
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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 »

HIV / Atripla & Bikram Yoga???

Posted by Surfer, 3 Replies
Has anyone tried this? I have been on Atripla now for a few months and recently started Bikram Yoga. I used to practice Bikram before finding out the news and stopped. Just want to hear other peoples view on it.

Thank you. Read more »

Yoga for HIV group in Miami, FL

Posted by MoonDreamer
I'm a yoga instructor living with HIV for the past 14 yrs. I want to share the many benefits of yoga so I'm going to be teaching a class specially designed to boost our immune system and deal with the other many issues affecting us. The class will... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »