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Peripheral Neuropathy Numbness

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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

peripheral neuropathy?????

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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...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 »

PN pain & numbness

HI, I have a queston about PN. I know that it starts in the feet. Does it start with a feeling of constant itchy feet and then turn into sharp little pains? And also, once it is in the hands, is it an occasional numbness in fingers with swollen...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...No, what you are describing is unlikely to be peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is usually a relatively constant numbness or pain, although the intensity may vary. Read more »

neuropathy question

HiI have 2 questions about HIV related neuropathy.1) Could someone develop peripheral neuropathy 2 months after HIV infection without being on any meds or does that seem too soon?2) If I develop peripheral neuropathy due to HIV itself, is there any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A wide range of neurologic problems, including peripheral neuropathy (characterized by numbness, pins and needles, pain starting in toes/feet), can be seen occasionally during or soon after primary Read more »

peripheral neuropathy in pinkie & ring fingers

hi,i have numbness especially at night when i bent my hadn when i am sleeping in y pinke and ring fingers in boths hands (the lest hand is much more severe). could this be peripheral neuropathy? by the way the numbness increased during the last 2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention what your HIV status is and which drug you are taking. The symptoms you describe are common in the general population often related to repetitive activities or nerve compression while sleeping. HIV related neuropathies most often... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would 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... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...question for anyone who is 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... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...question for anyone who is 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... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dear jackie blue, my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months. should i need to keep testing until one year.... as im very stressed out.i recently Read more »