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Physical Therapy And Occupational Therapy For Peripheral Neuropathy

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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Peripheral Neuropathy?

First of all, thank you for providing this web site. I hope dearly that you can help me.I come from abuse, which I'm working through in therapy. I've tended to be somewhat on the nervous side and have had serious bouts with insomnia and...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Peripheral neuropathy related to HIV or medications is generally a burning pain or numbness, most commonly in the lower extremities/feet. Some of your symptoms are suggestive of that condition, but their intermittent nature, the increase in symptoms... Read more »

RE: peripheral neuropathy, start treatment?

Dear Doctor Young,Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Hope you dont mind a quick follow up.Is there any way to determine if my neuropathy is actually being caused by the HIV virus? My Doctor doesnt think that it is, and has been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
It's difficult to determine the cause sometimes, though there is a usual list of suspects, like B-12 or folate deficiency.The fact that your viral load has gone from 35K to 200K also might be sufficient cause to at least consider starting... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy due to antiviral

Dear Doctor: Iam positive for 10 years with a base viral load of 10,000 and T-CELL 350. A few months ago I began therapyfor the first time, but very soon I discovered that I can't take any of the nucleoside drugs due to severe peripheral...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The nucleosides that cause neuropathy are ddC, ddI, and d4T, probably in that order. 3TC is not a common cause of neuropathy. Neither are nevirapine or indinavir (Crixivan). If you have neuropathy, it's possible that it's due to HIV... Read more »
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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 took dna pcr to try to end all of this... Read more »

Question about Alternative Therapies

Posted by AustinGuy, 3 Replies
I found out about my status relatively recently (October 05) and now am in the mode of learning all I can and trying to build a strategy for battling the virus.

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with accupuncture as part of their... Read more »

Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a site and that it shall... Read more »

Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in sharing information about how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a... Read more »