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Peripheral Neuropathy Burning Feet

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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 Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
Ask the Experts

What is peripheral Neuropathy?

What is peripheral neuropathy? When does it occur as a symptom of HIV/AIDS?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
..."a disorder of the nerves, usually involving the hands, feet, arms, and legs. Symptoms may include numbness, a tingling or burning sensation, sharp pain, weakness, and abnormal reflexes". When this is related to HIV/AIDS, it usually occurs... Read more »

DR. HENRY, EARLY PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?

Dear Dr. Henry, What are the signs of HIV related early peripheral neuropathy. I've been having burning sensations(actually it feels more like a drop of hot water on the skin surface) in my fingers, toes, feet, face, thigh, and scalp.Any advice...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV related peripheral neuropathy generally would not cause the symtoms that you describe. More typiically one would see painful or disagreeable sensations are Read more »

Testing/Symptoms Dilemma Please Respond

Thank you in advance for helping me sort out my dilemma. I had receptive oral sex with a man of unknown HIV status mid-May 2002, no ejaculation but possible pre-ejaculate. Since about four weeks after that possible exposure, Ive had a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I really have no advice to give in this situation, except that your tests demonstrate that you are HIV negative. It is unlikely that your doctors are not being straightforward with you. Hopefully the psychotropic medication you are taking will help... Read more »

Marked Weight Loss during ARS

Thank you in advance for helping me sort out my dilemma. I had receptive oral sex with a man of unknown HIV status mid-May 2002, no ejaculation but possible pre-ejaculate. Since about four weeks after that possible exposure, Ive had a...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Based upon your test results, I would agree with your doctors that it is very unlikely that you are HIV infected. I would suggest only a follow-up HIV antibody at 6 months, but otherwise no further laboratory testing. Regarding your second... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Capsaicin relieves neuropathic pain by desensitizing pain receptors on the skin. After application, it initially produces a burning sensation and heightened sensitivity, but then reduces sensitivity to pain. Simpson and colleagues conducted a... 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 »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

... I was recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. I still have feeling in my fingers, but I've lost most of the feeling in my toes. Do you have any advice on ways I can manage Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...and lactic acidosis. Peripheral neuropathy is a form of nerve damage. It usually shows up as tingling, numbness, or a sharp burning sensation in the feet, legs, or hands. The nerve damage is usually temporary and will go away if you stop taking... Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had burning sensations all over, feeling like my feet were cold even though they weren't and feelings like I was being... Read more »

Crazy Person self destructing

Posted by crazy_person, 3 Replies
...was present before my exposure. Im experiencing joint/muscle pain, lymph node soreness under jaw/in neck/armpits/behind knees, peripheral neuropathy (burning feet, icy hot tingles in legs and arms, arms/hands fall asleep to the point of waking me... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...For past 8 months I am experiencing severe body pain and burning sensation. It started from my back shoulder and spinal cord area, to my arms, fingers, palms, legs, feet, toes and thighs. Some times I Read more »

Burning Sensation

Posted by Anonymous
...like? Is it suppose to be painful? As for me, my urine is generally warm and slightly hot at some point, could that indicate a burning sensation? Read more »