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Treat Progressive 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 except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people
Ask the Experts

Caffeinne: good for Fatigue, bad for Neuropathy?

Doc,First off, Thank You for supporting all of us through the rough times. About me, poz for a year, not on meds. Now, I've come to rely on caffeinne as my main ally in my constant battle with the fatigue that comes with our condition, however I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-related fatigue. I would suggest you try to find out the underlying cause of what's zapping your zip and then specifically treat that problem. Treating the underlying cause of any problem is always better than just trying to control the... Read more »

Co-Infection with HCV and peripheral neuropathy problems - What to treat first

I have recently confirmed after after 2 neg test that I am pos for HIV/HCV in month 4. During this period I developed Trush that will not go away (Ny and chroz) and recently developed NP of my feet. My CD4 is very low at 320 for a newbie with very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...said, there is no data to say if this would be a good idea with your relatively new HIV infection as well. One point in favor of treatment with interferon is that it will also cause your HIV viremia to decline. One point against it is that it can... Read more »

Is there a blood test to detect neuropathy?

"Is there a blood test to detect neuropathy?"
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...antiretroviral therapy (although avoiding the "d drugs" is probably wise, to minimize confusion).The symptoms of neuropathy can be treated with tricyclic antidepressants (such as nortriptyline or Pamelor, and amitryptiline or Elavil). Other... Read more »

disease progression and life expectancy

I am one of the unfortunate infected that was not diagnosed until an aids defining infection occured while at a cd4 count of zero and a viral load near the million mark. I began HAART shortly after and have struggled with fatigue, abdominal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...problems, wasting and neuropathy may well be improved by searching for the underlying cause of these symptoms and then aggressively treating those specific problems. Take a read though the archives of this forum for a thorough discussion of the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...common than DSPN. Inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (known as Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome in its acute form) is marked by progressive weakness of the extremities and poor reflexes at all sites. Progressive polyradiculopathy (damage to nerve... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...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 References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+... Read more »
The Well Project


... Table of Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB Diagnosing TB TB Symptoms TB Treatment The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious respiratory disease of the lungs and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome [GBS]) is sometimes seen in people with primary HIV disease immediately following infection. It is a rapidly progressing, potentially fatal condition characterized by myelin inflammation, mild sensory loss, and severe... Read more »
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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 »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. Does anyone know if this side-effect goes away with... Read more »


Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...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 have finished here. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can any of you remembger when you got sick ? how severe were your symptoms for HIV and how mild were they ? how many didnt have any symptoms ? did anyone have sex and a condom broke and got HIV ? Read more »