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New Hope For Neuropathy Sufferers

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Peripheral Neuropathy

...PN in people with HIV can be challenging, especially in later age and later stage disease. However, with persistence, it's possible to control PN with the various medicines available today along with current studies showing hopeful results. What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Do you have enough information about me and my risks for PN? What should I do if I have more than one type of risk? What tests do you recommend I...
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Hi Again, Doctor KH, I hope you are aware of the actual value of your expertise & answers. This forum and the information you provide is nothing short of gods gift.My question, recently my feet & sometimes my hands get very cold & tingly. Generally...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The symptoms as you describe them would be unusual to be due to peripheral neuropathy from the Atripla. A good general medical evaluation (history and physical)is recommended to assess other possible causes. KH Read more »


How are people with HIV related neuropathy supposed to exercise and stay healthy if they can barley stand up on two feet without it hurting. I dont want to die young because I have neuropathy and am unable to excercise and stay healthy. really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV-related neuropathy remains a major problem for many patients. Effective treatment for HIV can sometimes stablize reverse neuropathy. Some HIV drugs Read more »

neuropathy question

HiI have 2 questions about HIV related neuropathy.1) Could someone develop peripheral neuropathy 2 months after HIV infection without being on any meds or does that seem too soon?2) If I develop peripheral neuropathy due to HIV itself, is there any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A wide range of neurologic problems, including peripheral neuropathy (characterized by numbness, pins and needles, pain starting in toes/feet), can be seen occasionally during or soon after primary Read more »

chronic neuropathy, uveitus,

what do you suggest to aid in the discomfort of such things as neuropathy, uveitus, unbearable tinnitus and "chronic lung disease"? stop smoking is just not as easy as they say it is. cd4 went from 162 to 195 in 3mos, viral went from zip to 583. ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...producing neuropathy. Some HIV drugs do cause neuropathy. HIV treatment in some cases can improve HIV-associated neuropathy. I hope your doctors have ruled out other diseases that may cause neuropathy. If nothing is found, there are several kinds... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
Project Inform

Pain Patch for Neuropathy Fails in Study explained that NGX-4010 performed similarly in this study as in others, despite the results in the placebo groups. They hope that further analysis of data from the several studies of 1,600 volunteers will favor the drug as a broader... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...PN tend to occur at different stages of HIV disease). Early in HIV disease, people may experience AIDP, CIDP, and various mononeuropathies. DSP is most common in middle and late stages, with incidence increasing as immune system damage... Read more »
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Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...their own to return at a later date. I am worried this may be PN and am still a few weeks away from my conclusive result. Hoping to ease my mind a bit. I have read that neuropathy generally starts in the toes, then moves up gradually and may... Read more »