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Severe Global Neuropathy

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Neuropathy with Truvada and Kaletra with 13 years of being positive?

I have a question regarding my medications and my hiv. I have been HIV positive for over 13 years and currently on Truvada and Kaletra and lithium . I am wondering what is percentage of having some symptoms of neuropathy? Is vitimin sufficents...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...symmetric manner and not so much the arms at the same time. Vitamin D and hormone deficiencies can cause some aching so a good general health/nutrition evaluation is recommended. Often pain in arms and legs is hard to characterize (fibromyalgia... Read more »

Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...correlated. Patients with elevated triglycerides and diabetes had an increased risk of peripheral neuropathy, just as in the general population. Neuropathy Management The first step in DSPN management is optimal control of HIV disease with... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Neuropathy Treatment Hits a Roadblock

...examinations. The two treatment groups showed a statistically significant decline in pain intensity, both average daily pain and global pain by week 18. This translated into a reduction in participants' pain, so that it was now judged to be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...nerve signals. Other treatments include Neurontin, an anticonvulsant drug; and a gel containing the anesthetic lidocaine. Severe symptoms: Narcotic pain relievers such as codeine or methadone can be used. The anti-seizure medication pregabalin... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...such as antidepressants (Elavil), oranticonvulsants (Tegretol, Dilantin, Neurontin, Lamictal). If the painincreases and becomes severe, stronger narcotics may be considered. Other treatments can include: Topical lidocaine patch called... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...not better? And would symptoms of PN be more consistant (e.g. always a burning sensation or always a tingling sensation and generally in the same area - not in completely random parts of the body)? Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...may be PN and am still a few weeks away from my conclusive result. Hoping to ease my mind a bit. I have read that neuropathy generally starts in the toes, then moves up gradually and may even involve the fingers but doesn't really go above the... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »