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Peripheral Neuropathy Of The Lower Extremities

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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
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Hi Again, Doctor KH, I hope you are aware of the actual value of your expertise & answers. This forum and the information you provide is nothing short of gods gift.My question, recently my feet & sometimes my hands get very cold & tingly. Generally...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The symptoms as you describe them would be unusual to be due to peripheral neuropathy from the Atripla. A good general medical evaluation (history and physical)is recommended to assess other possible causes. KH Read more »

peripheral neuropathy...

Hi Doc.How common is PN in the first 2-3 years of infection?both...1) as a side effect of the medications I may be onand 2) due to the HIV virus aloneAre the new drugs in the pipeline shown to have less side effects when it comes to PN?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...about neuropathy that implies peripheral neuropathy. Although a small percentage of newly infected patients may develop early peripheral nerve disease, it is not common during the first years of HIV infection (secondary problems such as herpes... Read more »

Finding a solution to my leg pain

I have been HIV poz since January 2002. I'm on meds and have been doing great for several years. I live an active life, though I am on disability. I work a part-time job and everything in life is great! The MAJOR issue is leg pain. I recently...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...meds you are currently on or what other HIV meds you may have received in the past. It sounds like you have lower extremity peripheral neuropathy. Some medical illnesses can cause this Some HIV meds will cause the symptoms you are experiencing.... Read more »

Peripherial Neuropathy

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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy remains one of the most upsetting and difficult to manage complications seen in HIV-infected patients. You likely have the help 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 »
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 »
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 »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 burning sensations all over, feeling... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...at the juncture of my neck,ears and jawline and the tingling, numb feeling that seems to have started fainlty with my right limbs also. What do you folks think? WHat are my chances of me being OK? I take a lot of multivitamins(Selenium,VitE,VitC... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...two at times without feeling 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... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a 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... Read more »