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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 You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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side effects and neuropathy

Dr Gerald PieroneThank you the reply. My wife and I are so happy and in cloud9.doctor the side effect problems you said will start after how many years after starting the medicines if one is getting it. Are there any steps to keep taking to avoid if...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I am not aware of any proven way to predict or prevent the neuropathy that some people get from stavudine (d4T, Zerit). Some studies are underway with antioxidants (L-carnitine, vitamin E, selenium, etc.) However, most people do not get... Read more »

neuropathy

I'm experiencing severe pain in my feet and numbness in my leg, I was told that it was related to the HIV virus, something called neuropathy, I'm taking neurontin 300 mg but it seems the attacks in my feet is not getting better, I also...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The symtoms that you describe are indeed sugestive of a disease of the peripheral nerves,specially the lower extremities.This can be caused by direct toxicity to the nerves ,by many drugs,including some HIV drugs,and also by Interferon treatment for... Read more »

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello BPS,It's unfortunate that you are not communicating well or able to work cooperatively with your PCP. Is there any option to switch to someone with whom you could work more closely? You should be under the care of an HIV specialist... Read more »

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,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, I'm not aware of any information that indicates caffeine accelerates distal sensory polyneuropathy.Next, you've been poz for a year and I'm assuming your "numbers" are still decent enough that HAART... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
My question 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.... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

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I had a vaginal unprotected sexual exposure with someone like 6 months ago, after a month I had a really bad backache that lasted 2 weeks and then went away. I never had any other sympton, the reason I 'm freaking out is because i started getting... Read more »