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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and needles, burning, stiffness, or numbness in the feet and toes. It can also be tickling sensations, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What...
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Repeated shingles/right side neuropathy

I am 48, male; seroconverted 1982, with a body rash, mono-like symptoms, righ side neuropathy and sweats, all lasting 3 months plus.Have been on medication since 1985. Current viral load undetectable, T4 count around 500, around 20%.Have suffered...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like you have post-herpetic neuralgia which can be very painful and persistent. Seeing a pain specialist may be a good idea (they may try drugs like amitryptiline, neuronton, topical xylocaine or capsaicin, nerve blocks-etc as well as... 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 necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy...

Hi Doc.How common is PN in the first 2-3 years of infection?both...1) as a side effect of the medications I may be onand 2) due to the HIV virus aloneAre the new drugs in the pipeline shown to have less side effects when it comes to PN?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...is mostly associated with the "d" drugs (ddc, D4T, and ddI. That condition usually involves the lower extremity first (toes/feet) in a symmetric fashion. It is more common when two of the d drug are used together (such as D4T + ddI). Over the... 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 it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...containing generic drug available (AZT generally has much less of a risk for neuropathy)- if so then switching off the D4T is often helpful. There is no proven treatment effective for blunting or reversing drug related neuropathy so the best... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral medications. These cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...PN tend to occur at different stages of HIV disease). Early in HIV disease, people may experience AIDP, CIDP, and various mononeuropathies. DSP is most common in middle and late stages, with incidence increasing as immune system damage... Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I 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
...I 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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »