Swollen Leg Due To Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

...in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. 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...
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Peripheral neuropathy.

Medical inquiry.My name is DNM, male and aged 58 next September. I reside in Harare Zimbabwe and was diagnosed HIV positive in May 2006 and started anti retroviral treatment (ART) in August 2006. At that time my CD count was 160. Since then I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...with. PN was a common problem in the US among HIV+ patients on treatment but is has been seen less often over the last 10+ years due to shifts away from using drugs such as stavudine or ddI. it is less common with lamvudine and zidovudine but a... Read more »

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 »

Itchy swollen painful legs -17 weeks negative

I tested negative at 17 weeks and there is still "work" ahead until I reach the CDC recommended window period BUTBUT and here is my question- When I have received optimistic test results the test site counselor thinks that something else is going...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your symptoms would be extremely unlikely to be HIV related. I would suggest that you see a good internal medicine specialist or a skin specialist (dermatologist). KHKeith Henry, M.D. Read more »

Lyrica for neuropathy

I have recently been denied to receive Lyrica by my Medicare Part D carrier because my diagnosis is non-diabetic/non-postherpetic neuropathy. Can you explain the difference between the above-mentioned type and HIV-related neuropathy? Is there a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...been approved in the US by the FDA for the treatment of HIV associated peripheral neuropathy whereas it has received approval (due to results of studies on safety and efficacy) for the treatment of diabetic and post-herpetic neuropathy. Those... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...stop or reduce a drug, it maytake six to eight weeks for the PN symptoms to decrease. If the symptomscontinue, the PN could be due to HIV. Relieving the pain can require a combination of drugs and other non-medicaltherapies. Using Tylenol or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...nervous system. People with HIV disease can have several problems with the nervous system. A common problem is peripheral neuropathy. This can cause damage to nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness,... Read more »
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...against HIV. It reduces gains in CD4 cells, increases ddI's side effects, and can cause serious birth defects. It was studied due to its ability to intensity the effects of other medications. However, its side effects appear to outweigh its... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...marrow suppression, kidney problems, or peripheral neuropathy. Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) and Zerit should not be used together due to evidence that one limits the other's effectiveness. Because of additive neurotoxicity, if possible, Zerit... Read more »
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Can I woo hoo! ?

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...muscles got all achy for about a month, I got a few night sweats, I had a burning, electrical sensation in my legs at night (neuropathy??) and I got some swollen glands in my neck and groin. I still have the strange feeling in my legs and a... Read more »


Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...worried this 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... Read more »