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What Actually Happens To The Nerves That Causes Neuropathy

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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
...can cause peripheral neuropathy. A through neurologic evaluation (often after referral to a neurologist) including possibly nerve conduction studies and a CT or MRI often will pin down the diagnosis and help formulate a treatment plan. KH Read more »

HIV optic nerve neuropathy

It's been 10 (or more)months since I was diagnosed with HIV optic-nerve neuropathy. The... Read more »

neuropathy and muscle loss

I want to know whether neuropathy can cause muscle loss Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and the spine (centralnervous system) and the peripheral nerves (peripheral nervous system). Theperipheral nerves run through the body like webbing, connecting all the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...both enclosed in bone (the skull and the vertebrae) and surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The PNS consists of spinal nerves (originating from the spinal cord) and cranial nerves (originating from the brain), as well as ganglia, which are... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...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 condition that affects nearly 20 million people in the US,... Read more »
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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? 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??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...someone on a pension. When I say that I am in the middle of being diagnosed, had one visit to the doctor, one visit to have the nerves tested and have a follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search,... Read more »