What Is Neuropathy Of The Brain

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... 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 except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This...
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Periphreal neuropathy and alcohol

Doctor: I hear alcohol can cause periphreal neuropathy, but why is that.? If you catch it in time (numb toes for instance) can it go away? Can pills cause it too, like ambien taken over a long period?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Alcohol is a neurotoxin in general and can also damage brain cells. It also causes significant liver disease. Yes certain medications can cause it like stavudine (d4T) and isoniazid...Patients Read more »

neuropathy question/

can someone who is recently infected (2 years or less) develope neuropathy but still have normal or near normal cd4 counts and low viral load?In other words, I have been told that in treatment naive patients, hiv can still cause neuropathy but is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV does have a tendency to go to some type of nerve cells such as in the brain. Peripheral sensory neuropathy when due to HIV is usually seen with lower CD4 counts though occasionally some patients seem Read more »

HIV Prophalaxis and Neuropathy

In 1997, after possible contact with the HIV virus, I was treated for 1 month with AZT and 3TC in high doses to prevent infection. After six months, HIV tests showed that I had not contracted the virus. Since then, I have developed neuropathic...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In my experience in treating > 1000 patients I have only seen once cases where peripheral neuropathy may have developed acutely (within the first month). That case did not improve much off the probably offending medications. Read more »

Herpes, HIV and Neuropathy

I'll try to be brief - 1st, Thanks, even if you never get to my question, Thanks. I found out I was HIV+ because of a severe pain in the butt. No really, my butt hurt way to bad to sit down. I was poked and probed and swabbed and nothing. Then I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
You are right about the importance of staying HIV negative. I just had a conversation with a patient of mine that recently seroconverted regarding how his life has changed. He is a high-level professional that would lose his career if word of his... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, 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... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...caretakers. Peripheral means beyond the main part while neuro means nerves and pathy means disease . Since your brain and spinal cord are the center for your nervous system, PN is found in other parts of your body. Normally, PN... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

...everyone can do what I have done and stop cold turkey, on my own; I have gone through like 100 flus and feel odd and weird. My brain is still in the process of healing itself from this narcotic. Don't get me wrong, I know some people have so much... Read more »
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chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »


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