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Painful Sensory Neuropathy

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causes of sensory neuropathy

although i have full-blown aids (cd4-134)my question is about my best friend who has been HIV+ for nearly 17 years, and his cd4 count is 851. he has been on a Combivir/Sustiva cocktail for 2 years. he is now experiencing pain and tingling from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
3TC (a component of Combivir) can cause peripheral neuropathy (drug related almost always involves the foot first-usually in a fairly symmetric manner). HIV can mimic that. Some vitamin deficiencies (i.e.vitamin B12) can cause neuropathy as can... Read more »

numbness&pain

i've been a user of crack for 20yrsi've been aware of my hiv for 5yrs but i just overlooked it. now... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

ARE THERE ANY NEW TREATMENTS FOR NEUROPATHY. I FIND IT SO HARD TO WALK CERTAIN DAYS. AND I DON'T... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study was initiated in 1986 to observe the incidence of HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment and sensory neuropathy. Looking at more than 1,600 men who have sex with men over the ten-year follow-up period, 213 cases of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...most common is distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP), a condition also known by various other names including distal symmetrical sensory neuropathy, distal sensory axonal polyneuropathy, distal sensory painful neuropathy, and predominantly sensory... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a painful, numb, burning, shooting sensation thatmany sufferers describe as "holding a lit match to my feet," or "walking... Read more »
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Good news?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...minor in scope and is worth watching. The cognitive loss is also very moderate and may be due more to age, I am 52, than HIV. Sensory neuropathy is a common effect of long term infection and not the drugs, he says. However, the neurologist... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

When does the pain not feel like pain anymore?

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
...am not allowed to ever read it. When I look around the world thru the eye glasses of the net, I see a whole hell of alot of pain and suffering. Friends who helped me initially now are now doing serious battle against a simple infection that a 2... Read more »

Muscle Pain Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain

Posted by NaturalMale, 3 Replies
...survivor here, protease inhibitor usage going on 8 years, with multiple drug resistance and changes. I have been having muscle pain, mainly back and neck, but also all over body pain. I used to be able to exercise and weight lift but now the... Read more »