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Persistent Itching And Neuropathy

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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

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost 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 near undetectable.My pain is still bad and I am on Meds for it. Two doctors feels that since I am nearly undetectable I should be have no pain...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...will occur when switched to an effective regimen with lower risk for peripheral neuropathy. In my experience some patients have persistent peripheral neuropathy despite good HIV control and use of drugs with less risk for that problem. I have a... 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
...and needles, pain starting in toes/feet), can be seen occasionally during or soon after primary (initial ) HIV infection. If persistent then often treatment with effective HIV meds will improve the symptoms. A cure for HIV remains elusive for... Read more »

Persistent neuropathy

I've been having persistent neuropathy and have tried neurontin, elavil, klonipin, oxycontin, dilaudid and xanax all with limited success. Now my doctor wants to do an epidural injection. What is this and does it actually work?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
A Epidural is an injection of a medication into the epidural space (outside the dura, or the cover of your spinal cord), This injection acts to block the transmission of pain at the nerve root level. Some of my patients have had limited, but... Read more »
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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 »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Offending Drug(s) If you take a medicine that's known to cause PN, your doctor may recommend stopping it, adjusting its dose, or switching it to something else. Do not stop a drug without your doctor's knowledge. Be aware that stopping an... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...steatosis) and lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactate in the blood and abnormal acid-base balance). Lactic acidosis may cause persistent fatigue, abdominal pain or distension, nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...steatosis) and lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactate in the blood and abnormal acid-base balance). Lactic acidosis may cause persistent fatigue, abdominal pain or distension, nausea/vomiting, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and... Read more »
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NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and disturbing symptoms for 6+ weeks now and was hoping maybe someone could shed some light on whether or not this is possible neuropathy and if so whether this type of PN is ever seen in recently infected people. I have been experiencing... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »