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d list drugs and peripheral neuropathy

I was on the D-list drugs for 11 years and developed peripheral neuropathy in hands and feet. I am allergic to Protease inhibitor drugs and am now on Viramune and Truvada for about 14 monthes. The peripheral neuropathy has not improved and have had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...evaluation for vitamin and other micro-nutrient deficiencies. Referral to HIV-knowledgeable neurologist and pain specialist often helpful. Use of drugs like gabapentin sometimes helpful but aggressive pain relief is key to maintaining good... Read more »

HIV side effects

I have been diagnosed HIV positive for 6 years and have taken Trizivir and Viread, then switche d... Read more »

Do Meds Help PN?

I am 18 months infected, with very good T Cells and low VL which by themselves would not indicate... Read more »
Articles
The Body

Turning Point -- Part One

...of PCP , the number one infection that kills people with AIDS. As a result, my breathing seemed permanently damaged. I had peripheral neuropathy in my hands and feet to the point where I could go for hours with no feeling in my hands. Because... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, Read more »
Connect With Others

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can any of you remembger when you got sick ? how severe were your symptoms for HIV and how mild were they ? how many didnt have any symptoms ? did anyone have sex and a condom broke and got HIV ? Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive: Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion? If so . . . for what period of time did the sensation last? How... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive: Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion? If so . . . for what period of time did the sensation last? How... Read more »