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Peripheral Pain Neuropathy

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I have been taking Atripla since Dec 2008. I have developed severe pains in my breasts. My dr. told me I could develop peripheral neuropathy and that could be causing the pain. Mammogram has shown no abnormalities. Could the pain be a side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy from either HIV or HIV meds would rarely cause pain localized to breast so would seek other explanation. KH Read more »

Will My Peripheral Neuropathy ever go away?

I have had HIV since 1984, AIDS since 1998, and peripheral neuropathy since 1986. My viral load is... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?????

I was diagnosed with hiv 4 years ago. My t-cell when first diagnosed was 300 put got on meds and... Read more »
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Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...you have any advice on ways I can manage this condition through exercise or supplementation? Peripheral neuropathy causes pain (sometimes described as tingling or burning) and numbness in the hands and feet. While HIV is one cause of the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

... Peripheral neuropathy is the most common neurological disorder in people with HIV infection. It can be a major source of pain and discomfort and a limiting factor in antiretroviral treatment. Since the introduction of highly active... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a painful, numb, burning, shooting sensation thatmany sufferers describe as "holding a lit match to my feet," or "walking... Read more »
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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 »

I'm back - and doing okay

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
...just had my 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... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...symptoms continued and indeed worsened to the point that I had to use a cane to walk. Sampson would not prescribe anything for the pain in my left foot, but my GP gave me a prescription for amitrypline which helped with the pain. However, the... Read more »