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Prognosis For Neuropathy Of Legs

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the nervous system. It causes strange sensations, especially in the feet, legs, and fingers, and can cause pain. The pain might be mild, or so severe that it prevents someone from walking. Tell your health care provider immediately if you have any signs of PN. You will probably stop taking any...
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mysterious neuropathy of legs

For the past three years I have had a mysterious neurological condition of my legs which has stubbornly defied medical diagnosis. In 2005 suddenly any short period of walking or standing cause both thighs to feel numb, tight, tired. and painful. A...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You don't mention which HIV meds you are taking. Peripheral neuropathy is still seen in the HAART era and can be frustating to diagnose and treat. It sounds like you care has been very good so unlikely Read more »

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 »

Numbness in hands and legs

A relative in Africa is on HAART for 1 year now. He is complaining of numbness in his hand and leg as well as serious asthma (emphysema?) What is the likely prognosis and do you recommend a particular medication if the lab tests proove he does have...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...of a good primary care doctor with expertise in this area or a pulmonologist. With regards to the numbness in his hand and leg, this may be related to the antiretrovirals or any one of a number of other conditions. These symptoms are often... Read more »

Neuropathy in legs and 3TC?

I've been positive for probably over 20 years and on meds for 8 years. Currently on atazanavir, abacavir and 3TC once a day, undetectable (for 7+ years) and CD count around 6-700. Had neuropathy when diagnosed in 1996 from HIV which declined on...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...profile of this drug, which is quite benign to begin with. Over the past 12 years, I have only ever encountered a single case of neuropathy that could be convincingly attributed to lamivudine.Before deciding you had neuropathy, though, I would... Read more »
Articles
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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Peripheral Neuropathy

...cord are the center for your nervous system, PN is found in other parts of your body. Normally, PN affects the toes, feet and legs first. The fingers, hands and arms can become affected as well. When diagnosed and treated early, PN can often be... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...peripheral neuropathy, pancreatitis, or heavy alcohol use should avoid Zerit. Lipoatrophy, fat loss in the face and limbs (arms and legs) and, to a lesser degree, lipohypertrophy (such as "buffalo hump" and increase in abdominal girth) has been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness, especially in the feet and legs. See Fact Sheet 555 for more information. Central nervous system (CNS) problems include depression and... Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...without experiencing any of this. The symptoms have also improved within the last 2 days. If PN is reaching my arms and upper legs, this would indicate advanced nerve damage yes? And if this is true wouldn't I the symptoms only get worse from... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...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 and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with Read more »