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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Severe Neuropathy with sores on feet possible?

I have been diagnosed 11 years ago and have been on every imaginable combination. My current combination is Ziagen, Crixivan and a study drug ABT/378 (since August 17). Previous combination since December 23, 1999 was Crixivan, Norvir and Ziagen....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The medications you are currently on would not likely contribute to any neuropathy that you might be experiencing. Certainly the indinavir has been associated with ingrown toe nails which can lead to infections and surrounding blisters, etc. The... Read more »

Severe neuropathy in feets

Thanks all for your efforts and highly appreciated work for us!I have benn HIV+ SINCE 15years and been thru most combos (including xerit/DDI) but lately on rescriptor,Viread,kaletraZiagen..and bloodwork quite ok..but my feet are in a bad condition.I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I recommend seeing an HIV experienced neurologist and/or pain specialist. High dose Neurontin has been helpful for some people. You might check out Jon Kaiser's book Healing HIV for some alternative medicine approaches. Another source of... Read more »

Severe Neuropathy

Dr. Boyle,I was diagnosed in 1986 and took no medication for HIV until I began having tingling in my feet and pneumonia in 1993. The neuropathy became so crippling and severe I was bedridden for two years. I have never taken any of the...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I have used lamictal in several patients with neuropathy and some have gotten significant relief from it. It is certainly worth trying at this point along with the L-acetyl carnitine, although there is very limited data to support the use of the... Read more »

Severe Peripheral Neuropathy.

Dear Professor Mark, I have been on anti virals for over 18 months now.( Combivir and Neviripine). My viral load at diagnosis,also 18 months ago,was 200000 and my Cd4 count was 500. I had...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I would agree that the regimen you are on would be unlikely to cause neuropathy. I don't think I would recommend a drug holiday in this situation. You don't say whether you have consulted with a neurologist, or tried specific drugs which... Read more »
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Neuropathy. Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 3 months. But soon after that I started feeling severe pain on my legs and feet. No I dont feel anything, but is like one day in dont feel nothing the next 2 or 3 days i feel terrible pain. Can it be hiv related neuropathy? Why... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

to confused re:neuropathy

Posted by uhohblita, 2 Replies
confused,
my feet started tingling from about 1 month after the "incident". this continued for a long time and kept getting worse and worse. my feet only stopped tingling if i tied my shoes really tight. i had in the back of my head it was from... 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 side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »