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Treatment For Neuropathy In Arms And Hands And Legs And Feet

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Zerit

...month for 40 mg capsules Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Zerit is stopped, but can be painful and permanently debilitating if not treated in time. Caregivers of young children should be instructed regarding noticing and reporting peripheral...
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numb hands-arms

Hi, I have been on two expanded access drugs(merck 015, tmc125), truvada and darunivir now for 7 mo. Vl<50, tcells-371. For the last two weeks my hands are stiff and numb arms also. I think this is neuropathy of hands and arms-I already have it in...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...A lot of these medications are quite new, and we do not have a good feel for how often they may (or may not) be associated with neuropathy. The symptoms you have may be related to neuropathy or perhaps to issues Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

been have burning thigling in my hand and foot it come and go not on any hiv meds as of now but will start meds soon. anything a home i can help stop this form happen i will see my dr in 2week should be worry about in a great way or just cool out...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Hello I am sorry to hear about the burning and tingling you are experiencing in your feet and hands. HIV can cause peripheral neuropathy so this might be related to your HIV infection. Other diseases (e.g. diabetes) can also Read more »

Neuropathy - ?

Dear Dr. Frascino, I am 33 y.o. female, HIV+ for a number of years, not on medication, good blood counts, but have a recurring problem with this stabbing pain in my joints / bones. Mainly arms and legs. My old doctor said that I had peripheral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...neuropathy is characterized by pain and numbness in the toes and feet, which can progress to the ankles, calves, fingers, and hands. We refer to this as "stocking-glove" distribution. It does not involve the "arms or legs," but rather the feet... Read more »

Drowsiness from meds for neuropathy

I have been HIV + for 23 years and have taken AZT, DDI, DDC, sistiva and videx in the past. I am resistant to all NNRTI's and had pancreatitis related to videx last year. I currently take atazanavir, norvir and truvada as well as Dapsone (I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...diabetic neuropathy (such as Cymbalta) can provide relief for some patients though the treatment of peripheral neuropathy is often very challenging/frustrating. I often seek help from neurologist/pain specialist/ alternative-complementary... Read more »
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Stavudine (Zerit)

...neuropathy is a form of nerve damage. It usually shows up as tingling, numbness, or a sharp burning sensation in the feet, legs, or hands. The nerve damage is usually temporary and will go away if you stop taking stavudine, or reduce the dose. ... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...your nervous system, PN is found in other parts of your body. Normally, PN affects the toes, feet and legs first. The fingers, hands and arms can become affected as well. When diagnosed and treated early, PN can often be controlled. For some,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...both may cause the damage to the peripheral nerves. PN happens when the communication between the nerves in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a painful, numb,... Read more »
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Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity sensation (like sunburn). At times both my arms and legs have been... Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 burning sensations all... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...nausea even though I did not vomit. Jan 12th - Noticed a slightly raised 'quarter sized' red rash irregularly shaped on my left upper arm. This disappeared in two days. Jan 13th - Tingling warm needles feeling in my left palm, fingers and left... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wondering as I am experiencing strange twinges of pain that last mostly seconds, minutes at most, that occur frequently in the arms/hands and legs/feet but also occasionally in the chest and face - and these started at the beginning of week 7 and... Read more »