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Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

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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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Pain relief

hi doctors,thanks for providing this service for us. My question is about pain relief from neuropathy in my feet and hands. I've known I was hiv positive for over three years and am taking sustiva , combivir, ziagen, neurontin, elavil , and roxicet...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Peripheral neuropathy can be very painful, and I am sorry that you are having these symptoms. You are already taking two medications which can help- Read more »

Neuropathy Starting?

For the past few weeks I've been experiencing minor pain in my toes. Since I'm about four months into my HIV diagnosis and three months into treatment (Sustiva / Epivir / Viread), I'm wondering if I'm experiencing the beginnings of neuropathy, or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Epivir can cause peripheral neuropathy. Pain in toes can be due to a number of conditions including HIV itself, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies-your HIV doc and or a 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 »

Numbness in face, head etc.

Hi, What could be causing intermittent numbness in my face, hands and feet? Also, my feet and legs...sometimes torso and back too...ocasionally burn and the toes get very sore. Then it goes away till the next bout. It is never constant, but affects...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...What you are describing is not peripheral neuropathy. The most common symptom of peripheral neuropathy is pain,burning or tingling in the feet. Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and colleagues conducted a small study of gabapentin for management of HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy pain. In this trial, 15 participants were given gabapentin and 11 received placebo; 21 individuals... 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 »
The Body

A Closer Look: Genotypic Resistance Test

...CD4 count barely crept up to 200 and his viral load never became undetectable. He had also developed fat loss in his face and peripheral neuropathy, a painful, burning sensation in his extremities. So, in June 2004, Dr. Pierone did a genotypic... 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 »
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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 had... Read more »


Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
What are the benefits of smoking marijuana for positive people and why does the federal government insist on keeping it illegal when the vast majority of people think it should not be especially for the sick (hell i know a 67 year old lady that... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having testicular pain, my neck hurts when I move it a certain way on the side, and now I have a nagging pain in the joint by my right... Read more »

I'm back - and doing okay

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies second appt. with a new doctor (right here in town). My labs are basically the same. Does think my ongoing leg pain is peripheral neuropathy related to HIV. CD4 403 (up from 357) and viral load 7,000 (down from 11,000). I am 46 years old,... Read more »