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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Blood Brain Barrier and Viramune

I have neuropathy and some forgetfullness and slight cognitive problems. I've worried about my brain's health. I'm on a structured interuption right now but will go back to Viramune and Combivir. Does Viramune cross the blood/brain...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, Viramune (nevirapine) very effectively crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is an excellent choice of anti-retroviral medication in patients with cognitive problems due to AIDS. Because of its robust entry into the central nervous system, some... Read more »

Toxoplasmosis and peripheral neuropathy

In October 1998 I had such unbearable pain in my head that I had to be hospitalized. I was told that there was a swelling in my brain and was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. That pain is now gone but about four months after I got home I suffered with...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The toxoplasmosis and peripheral neuropathy are not related events-- I know you didn't ask that outright but your title seemed to link them.Peripheral neuropathy can be due to HIV itself but can also be due to medications, such as ddI, ddC, d4T... 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. Drug related... Read more »

HIV optic nerve neuropathy

It's been 10 (or more)months since I was diagnosed with HIV optic-nerve neuropathy. The recommended treatment is a regimen being used for idiopathic or demyelinative optic neuritis. This involves 1.5 grams of methyl-prednisolone given...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
It does sound as though you are receiving the proper treatment for this difficult condition. This is a highly specialized area, so it is good that you have a specialist managing the situation. You are right that steroids present some risks,... Read more »
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Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

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