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... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? Peripheral neuropathy
(PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »
Thanks all for your efforts and highly appreciated work for us!I have benn HIV+ SINCE 15years and been thru most combos (including xerit/DDI) but lately on rescriptor,Viread,kaletraZiagen..and bloodwork quite ok..but my feet are in a bad condition.I...
...approaches. Another source of some alternative medicine approaches is at the www.daair.org website--look under neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy
can be very debilitating and frustrating! KH Read more »
I have been suffering from peripheral neuropathy for some time now -- specifically, very cold (not painful) feet. We've eliminated HAART meds as the cause (no "d" drugs). I've also had an ultrasound doppler to be sure this problem is not vascular. ...
...I wouldn't say neurontin
has a checkered history. It has demonstrated effectiveness in diabetic neuropathy. There are not many good published studies Read more »
Dear Dr,I was diagnosed in April 2005 with AIDS (21 t-cell & 85K Viral Load). I took my Dr.'s advice and started medication ASAP. I had some resistance to the first class of drugs (sustiva) so he switched me to Kaletra & Truvada which is working...
...Dear JA,The HIV medications you are on are not expected to cause peripheral neuropathy
. If the symptoms you are experiencing existed even before starting the medications, then that would weigh even more in favor Read more »
... Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy
Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Read more »
... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »
... Peripheral Neuropathy
(peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy
(PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, Read more »
... 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 Read more »
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