Type Of Doctor For Treating Neuropathy
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Tufts University School of MedicineIf I understand you correctly, your doctor thinks that you recently acquired both HIV and HCV infections. If your HCV infection is acute, then your best chance at cure is with rapid initiation of therapy. However, with that said, there is no data to... Read more »
University of CA, LA School of MedicineMy first question would be are you (they) sure your symptoms are due to neuropathy? You are not on the drugs that we usually associate with neuropathy, your T cells are high and you report numbness and coldness, but not pain or any burning... Read more »
Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeI am not aware of any that have been shown to be effective.Certainly, some vitamin deficiencies can contribute to the development or exacerbation of a neuropathy, and you should check with your doctor to make sure your levels are normal and that... Read more »
Duke University Medical CenterNeuropathy can be a real problem. Are you on any medications which could cause neuropathy such as D4T, DDI or DDC? Are you drinking alcohol habitually? Neuropathy can also be related to HIV itself. Amitriptyline, or Elavil, is a commonly... Read more »
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Posted by ScotCharles, 1 ReplyI have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands 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. ... Read more »
Posted by James1941, 1 ReplyI was just reading Scot on 'Fatigue' and know that I am lucky/unlucky to be living in Australia.
Lucky because HIV means a full disability pension - permanent, not much but enough to exist on. Lucky because I too suffer from fatigue but, because of... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.
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Posted by Garth, 2 RepliesHello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »
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