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Vitamin B12 Deficiency And Neuropathy

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Myelopathy

My partner was dignosed with AIDS Nov 9, 2009 after developing streccosus pnuemonia. During that time in the hosptial he became very weak in his legs and he couldnt walk on his own. He was released from the hospital after a months time. He is now at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...nerve problems that could impact leg/bladder function. As you note often very frustrating situation. In some cases peripheral neuropathy can be worsened by vitamin deficiency (such as B12) or conditions like syphilis. If vitamin B12 deficient... Read more »

Vitamin b 12 deficiency...help I'm perplexed

After experiencing some numbness & tingling I went to my doctor. After a whole series of blood... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

ARE THERE ANY NEW TREATMENTS FOR NEUROPATHY. I FIND IT SO HARD TO WALK CERTAIN DAYS. AND I DON'T... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Older age (greater than 50) Medical conditions (for example, diabetes) Alcoholism Neurotoxic drugs Vitamin B12 deficiency (rarely) Neurotoxic drugs include many that are used to treat HIV or HIV-relatedconditions. The... Read more »
Women Alive

Women and Anemia

...>98-115. AZT and d4T can lead to a false elevation of the MCV without causing anemia. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused from a vitamin B12 deficiency and the symptoms may be resolved with vitamin B12 replacement. HIV-infection can in a small... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...50, and heavy alcohol use. Other risk factors are the use of cocaine or amphetamines, cancer treatments, thyroid disease, or deficiency of vitamin B12 or vitamin E. A study in 2009 found that Hispanics may have a higher rate of PN. The... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...addition to HIV can cause DSPN, including diabetes, alcoholism, thyroid disease, syphilis, hepatitis C, kidney disease, and vitamin B12 deficiency. A careful clinical history and laboratory testing are used to rule out these conditions. Use of... 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 »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »