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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 You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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neuropathy

i am hiv+ for 15 years i am currently not taking any medication.i took medication for 6months 2 years ago.my viral load is 2400 my t cells are 714 i take b12 injections 2cc per week. i have neuropathy in my feet and i am wondering if it is hiv...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I think it's fair to say that your neuropathy isn't due to B12 deficiency. Neuropathy certainly can be due to HIV, but it can also be due to other problems such as diabetes or exposure to toxins. There are a number of approaches to... Read more »

neuropathy

I am having a lot of trouble with peripheral neuropathy and my doctor is treating me with elavil. However, I don't seem to notice much relief. Is there another or perhaps better treatment for my problem?...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Neuropathy can be a real problem. Are you on any medications which could cause neuropathy such as D4T, DDI or DDC? Are you drinking alcohol habitually? Neuropathy can also be related to HIV itself. Amitriptyline, or Elavil, is a commonly... Read more »

Neuropathy and Pain

Do you have any recommendations for medication to ease the pain associated with neuropathy in my feet. The pain can be unbearable, especially at night. My Dr. perscribed Ultracet which does help but seems to make me very groggy the next day.I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Can you provide some details regarding which HIV meds you are currently taking (and recently taken) and your overall HIV status? KH... Read more »

How long does neuropathy last?

About 1 1/2 years ago I was told I had Neuropathy and was told the systoms would last about 18months. I am not on any medication. I was wondering if this does go away or is it permanent?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The course of neuropathy in the setting of HIV and treatment is highly variable. If due to HIV medications it often (but not always) will stabilize or improve when offending medications are stopped. If due to HIV itself then often will not get... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
dear jackie blue,
my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months.
should i need to keep testing until one year....
as im very stressed out.i recently took dna pcr to try to end all of this... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »