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Sensory Motor Peripheral Neuropathy

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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 except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is...
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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. Read more »

Neuropathy

Dear Dr.Cohen,Many thanks for the reply you gave me re Neuropathy (10th May).Sorry for not giving you more details.But here they are: I have chronic bilateral SENSORY Neuropathy of both feet.The nerve biopsy that I had,showed that the axion ("wire"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Dear span - Not much else to say - you are getting care from some who sound like that they are doing what can be done - and I would hope that they can care well for not only your neuropathy but the HIV aspects as well. While I follow the HIV... Read more »

Sensory Loss

It has occurred several times recently but it wasn't as serious as this time. It's hard to explain how it happened. I was bending down a little then I got back up too quickly. As a result I began to feel pain and numbness in both my arms. Seconds...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
What is your HIV status and which HIV meds are you taking (this site focuses on side effects of HIV treatment)? Read more »

Is peripheral neuropathy reversible?

I have been on AZT then Combivir and now Atripla for the past 19 yrs. The neuropathy in my feet is almost unbearable. I am in recovery so I refuse to take any narcotic pain medication. If I switch meds is it possible for the neuropathy to be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The meds in Atripla have a low rate of peripheral neuropathy associated with them so my confidence that the neuropathy will reverse if switched around is not high but it can happen. Rarely one of the components (such as FTC) can exacerbate... Read more »
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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 Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? ... Read more »
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Zerit

Common Name: stavudine or d4T Brand Name: Zerit Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 40 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing 132 pounds or... Read more »
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Videx EC

Common Name: didanosine or ddI Brand Name: Videx & Videx EC Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 400 mg enteric-coated (Videx EC), delayed-release... Read more »
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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...in the feet and slowly spreads and this hasn't been the case but I wonder if maybe I am experiencing some kind of HIV related motor neuropathy - would this follow the same pattern. Also aware that PN rarely occurs in HIV infected people (usually... Read more »

Just another PN question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Distal sensory neuropathy affects the feet and occasionally hands. Would any of the other forms (e.g. motor etc) affect the face and above Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...all types of neuroptahy? I fear maybe mine is muscular or motor and therefore doesnt follow the same rules as the more common sensory PN does. Also would the doctor have noticed anything to suggest neuropathy if this was the case? I have heard... Read more »

ICQ? hiv+85/aids91

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... w/buckets of morphine; new neurosurgical technique 3 months ago severed the right supra-orbital sensory (not motor) nerve, eliminating the need for morphine. No longer a problem. 2.... Read more »