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What Kind Of Doctor Do You See For Peripheral Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

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 Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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Co-Infection with HCV and peripheral neuropathy problems - What to treat first

I have recently confirmed after after 2 neg test that I am pos for HIV/HCV in month 4. During this period I developed Trush that will not go away (Ny and chroz) and recently developed NP of my feet. My CD4 is very low at 320 for a newbie with very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...infection, I would be happy to wait since you will probably still respond to HCV treatment well in the years to come since these types of viral types are relatively easy to treat.If you have HCV genotype 1 infection I would favor early treatment... Read more »

Peripheral neuropathy.

Medical inquiry.My name is DNM, male and aged 58 next September. I reside in Harare Zimbabwe and was diagnosed HIV positive in May 2006 and started anti retroviral treatment (ART) in August 2006. At that time my CD count was 160. Since then I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The problems you describe are consistent with drug-related peripheral neuropathy (PN) which can be very frustrating to deal with. PN was a common problem in the US among HIV+ patients on treatment but is has Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

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,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
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 »

Peripheral Neuropathy?

First of all, thank you for providing this web site. I hope dearly that you can help me.I come from abuse, which I'm working through in therapy. I've tended to be somewhat on the nervous side and have had serious bouts with insomnia and depression...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Peripheral neuropathy related to HIV or medications is generally a burning pain or numbness, most commonly in the lower extremities/feet. Some of your Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

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 »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epivir

...headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, hair loss, insomnia, malaise (general ill feeling), nasal symptoms, cough, peripheral neuropathy, low white blood cells, and anemia. Rare but potentially serious toxicity with all NRTIs:... Read more »
The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...number of pills you must take each day. TB drugs can cause some side effects. For example, isoniazid can cause nerve damage ( peripheral neuropathy ) or liver damage, and Myambutol can cause vision problems. It is important not to drink alcohol... Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

Social Security Mental Health Examination

Posted by DJones, 1 Reply
...question also. Has anyone been through this? Can you tell me what they are going to do and what they are looking for? What kind of questions will they be asking? Any helpful hints to make sure this goes through. I was diagnosed with AIDS in... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation. I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of... Read more »

Worried well with alarming symptoms, few questions

Posted by scaredstiff, 4 Replies
...got closer to the time for the next dose the pain would resurface. I am very frightened becuase I've read that this type of peripheral neuropathy is very common during ARS and early HIV disease. I am not sure if I had any swollen lymph nodes... Read more »