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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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I was diagnosed with hiv 4 years ago. My t-cell when first diagnosed was 300 put got on meds and numbers jumped up to 750. I have stayed on meds and numbers have stayed betwwen 700 - 800. I am on atripla at the moment and have never had any side...
...Atripla overall has a low rate of peripheral neuropathy
. The foot pain you describe (acute and short in duration first in one foot and then the other) does't sound much like either Read more »
sometime back i started having pain in my legs and feet, starting below my knees. mostly my left side. it is not excruciating, but it keeps me awake at night and is noticeable any time i am still. i also at times experience similar symptoms in my...
...Typical peripheral neuropathy
due to drugs generally involves fairly symmetric tingling/numbness in toes feet at first. Asymmetry extending up to knee is somewhat Read more »
I have had sever painful PN for over 16 years. I have a spinal implant to block the pain from reaching my brain. Over the past 6 months my PN has progressed to the point that the implant can no longer provide the relief it initially did. It still...
remains one of the most upsetting and difficult to manage complications seen in HIV-infected patients. You likely have the help Read more »
Dr. Holodniy,This is by far the best site on the web - you're a great guy to deal with so many questions with such patience! What is the earliest you have seen peripheral neuropathy develop in hiv infected individuals? Can this happen after a year...
in the absence of HIV meds that cause neuropathy or other underlying diseases like diabetes or vascular disease, is usually a Read more »
... 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 »
... Peripheral Neuropathy
(peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy
(PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, 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 »
... 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 »
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...without experiencing any of this. The symptoms have also improved within the last 2 days. If PN is reaching my arms and upper legs
, this would indicate advanced nerve damage yes? And if this is true wouldn't I the symptoms only get worse from... Read more »
...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 »
...successfully complete a course of Chemo for Non-Hodgkins Lyphoma. In March 2004 I began to experience numbeness/tingling in my lower leg
s and most profuoundly in my arms and hands. A muscle biopsy confirmed Mitocondrial Toxicity and Trizivir was... Read more »
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 »