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Systemic Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

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
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Sustiva/Truvada neuropathy?

Dear Keith:I am 31 years old. I have had type 1 diabetes (IDDM) since 1985, and HIV positive since 1990. I am on a regimen of Sustiva and Truvada. I have been taking this combination for 3 months. I have developed a noticeable neuropathy in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Some of my own patients who have developed peripheral neuropathy in recent years have the combination of diabetes with HIV infection like yourself. In some cases the neuropathy has been very Read more »

Does neuropathy predict HIV progression?

if someone already had nerve damage in their feet, would hiv infection tend to attack this earlier than normal?and if someone had only been infected for a year and gotten nueropathy that quickly, would that mean they are a fast progressor or can...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hi and thanks for posting. Neuropathy can develop from other medical conditions and does not represent a special susceptibility to HIV infection. Similarly, the occurrence Read more »

neuropathy and resuming medsin older woman

I am 64 years old. I knew when I was infectin in '98 and started meds shortly thereafter. I developed neuropathy early on and through stopping meds for firt 8 weeks, going back on, changing (leaving out Zerit) and then three years ago interupting...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...I tend to agree with your concern that your neuropathy may be related to the long-term damage of hiv on your system. It is not entirely clear what causes the neuropathy in HIV. (Chronic Read more »

Neuropathy

Hi Dr, my husband has aids, was diagnosed last sept. For the last couple of months he has had a pins and needles feeling in his legs and sometimes can't feel them. It was only very recently that we heard of neuropathy, he is going to see a...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...Neuropathy is a common problem for folks with HIV disease. The incidence is greatest in people with very depressed immune systems (such Read more »
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The Well Project

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 Read more »
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 »
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 »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
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Neuropathy

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 »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has been exceptional, it has worked a treat. The neuropathy has reduced by up over 85% at a guess, circulation improved and energy levels increased. So, in my mind,... Read more »

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 hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »