What Happens If Neuropathy Is Left Untreated

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Atripla and Neuropathy

I am a newly infected and have been on Atripla since November with significant improved numbers. CD4 at 364 and VL at 252 after 6 weeks of treatment. However I have begun to feel some tingling in my left arm wrist area. Can Atripla cause...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...usually bilaterally. The drugs in Atripla do not often cause neuropatahy. Drug related neuropathy would very rarely involve the left arm as you desribe so most likely due to other factor/disease. KH Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

sometime back i started having pain in my legs and feet, starting below my knees. mostly my left... Read more »


Hello Docs,Thanks again for your time hereits really valuable!! I have a question about the... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... 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 »
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Videx EC

...2009 guidelines. -- Cal Cohen, M.D. Activist Once considered a major improvement over AZT, this drug now has little left to recommend it. It cannot be taken with food -- which can be a huge obstacle to adherence. It can also cause... Read more »
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Chinese Acupuncture

...inserted at the selected points. You may feel a little pain, tingling or numbness as the needles are inserted. The needles are left in place for up to 30 or 45 minutes, depending on what the acupuncture is intended to accomplish. During that... Read more »
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Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching experience if the... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I am experiencing a lot of frightening symptoms just now. In early August this year, I lost substantial strength in the left side of my body. I could walk with a pronounced limp, but I could not lift anything heavier than a pencil with my left... Read more »


Posted by billc, 1 Reply
...risk encounter I had seven months ago I have developed a burning in my face that comes and goes. It is mostly isolated to the left forehead, but travels down around my eye. It comes and goes. It this neuropathy?? Concerned.. If not then what the... Read more »


Posted by golfguy, 3 Replies
...ELISA at 5 weeks post exposure. However, over the last 24 hours I've developed a significant numbness/tingling in my face (left side), my left arm, left hand, left leg and foot. In addition, it feels like my heels are on fire. I'm freaking... Read more »