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Peripheral Neuropathy From Shoulders To Hands

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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

Could I have neuropathy?

My left arm becomes numb from the elbow to the tips of my three fingers. My thumb and index finger and a small portion of my hand do not become numb. It is the same sensation as if my arm has fallen asleep. I have woken up in the middle of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...What you describe would rarely be due to the HIV or drug related peripheral neuropathy that you hear discussed. More likely it is due to some nerve compression in shoulder/arm/writs area for conditions like carpal Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular Read more »

Strange Parasthesia Problem

I've been having problems with numbness/tingling/pain which seems to be affecting the left side of my body more than the right. I'm left-handed if that matters.First of all, I have the above sensations on the back of my left leg above the knee...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The localized and position dependent nature of your symptoms makes it unlikely to be HIV or treatment related neuropathy and more likely to be from nerve pressure at some level. KH Read more »

Muscle weakness

I was diagnosed HIV+ two years ago. I wasa wondering if it's normal or is this from my meds(Combiver, Sustiva and I also take Apo-Sulfatrim DS)I used to be a very strong person back in 98-99, I used to lift weights and was able to do squats lifting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...can cause a myopathy (muscle condition) that can result in muscle weakness/pain. The lamivudine in the Combivir can cause a peripheral neuropathy which can start off as pain/numbness in toes/feet. Other conditions can cause symptoms like that as... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... 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 »
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

Peripheral Neuropathy

... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Zerit is... Read more »
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rheumatoid arthritis,

Posted by Crystal
...parvo virus but is leaning toward rheumatoid arthritis and so far Xrays indicate this is defiantly possible. I do have advanced peripheral neuropathy (all the way into my hips and shoulders) and a great deal of joint pain mostly in my hips, hands... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...to Jan 6th - Slight loose motion. Nothing bad. Jan 6th(about 4 weeks after exposure) - Developbed body pains in my neck and shoulder. Jan 7th - Started feeling very tired. Developed low grade fever(about 99F) The tender paifull feeling on the... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...them. Amongst all this I have experienced 5 days of numbness and pins and needles affected all limbs (right up to my groin and shoulders) and face. I now occasionally feel brief sensations (like a drop of water hitting my hand) that occur... Read more »

The Emotional tragedy that I can't seem to overcome - Help

Posted by sleichen, 6 Replies
I guess I need to spill my guts on this situation and overcome my fear. If I don't, it will be my undoing. I was diagnosed HIV+ on December 1, 2003 at the age of 31. I was not entirely shocked, but at the same time, not looking forward to what... Read more »