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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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Neuropathy or sciatic nerve?

Diagnosed 1994, CD4 currently 440, low 41 with PCP 2 years ago, suddenly extreme pain in left leg and somewhat in right-heel but definitely more left leg. Not really burning but just plain throbbing shooting pain. Talked with care provider and she...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV or drug related neuropathy generally first involves the toes/feet and then moves upwards. Shooting pains from back down leg are more often due to some form of entrapment/compression neuropathy. Videx (ddI) is the HIV drug you are taking that... Read more »

Is neuropathy a reason to start treatment

Thanks so much for this service, it is a lifeline to my sanity. At my first visit post diagnosis my labs were VL 52,500 and CD-4= 428 (24%). The Dr. said I probably should start meds at the next visit 3 months but i am nervous waiting. During the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The tingling and numbness could be due to peripheral neuropathy caused by HIV. It could also be anxiety. Did these symptoms exist prior to learning of your HIV diagnosis? If not, I would be concerned about this being 'nerves' rather... 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 »

Can HIV Cause Nerve Paralysis Anywhere in the Body?

I have been diagnosed with serratus anterior palsy, the paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle due to neuropathy of the long thoracic nerve. The result is a pronounced, accentuated displacement of the scapula (which is called...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Isolated nerve damage can occur rarely in the setting of HIV infection. That would rarely be due to toxicity from antiretroviral therapy. I assume that you have undergone some form of scanning to look for some type of compression that could cause... Read more »
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Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi guys. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I'm very 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... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

NEUROPATHY

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 »