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... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? Peripheral neuropathy
(PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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Dr. Henry,Thank you for the response. Is it theoretically possible that Acthar can be used to treat PN.
...It is possible that drugs that impact the corticotropin/corticosteroid axis might influence peripheral neuropathy
. I have not observed that patients with neuropathy who take corticosteroids
for other reasons seen to get better as far as the Read more »
Hello Doctors,when does peripheral neuropathy start normally in the course of hiv infection. Is it from the very beginning meaning acute infection on, or only later in the course of infection?!!Is it right that it can be caused by both, hiv itself...
can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular Read more »
Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »
I have been on AZT then Combivir and now Atripla for the past 19 yrs. The neuropathy in my feet is almost unbearable. I am in recovery so I refuse to take any narcotic pain medication. If I switch meds is it possible for the neuropathy to be...
...The meds in Atripla have a low rate of peripheral neuropathy
associated with them so my confidence that the neuropathy will reverse if switched around is not high but it can happen. Rarely Read more »
... 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 »
...risk of falling. Clear walkways at home. Be careful on stairs or steep slopes. This is especially important for people who have peripheral neuropathy
(see Fact Sheet 555 ) in their feet or legs. Several studies showed that alendronate... Read more »
... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy
Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
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