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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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newly diagnosed and not sure of neuropathy!

i tested positive at the hospital in december, in for what i learned was PCP. started combo of epivir, sustiva and viread daily for a month now, with zithromax once weekly and bactrim 3x per week.question: for over a week now i have been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The localized problem you are having could be due to a nerve impingement. That would not likely be due to the usual sensory neuropathy seen with HIV or a toxic neuropathy due to HIV treatment. The timing and location doesn't fit, Some... Read more »

newly diagnosed with neuropathy

Help - Unfortunatley I tested positive last month ago and I am going to an infectious disease doc...I can not cry and feel sorry for myself anymore...it is of no value...time to move forward, get a plan, -stay and look and feel healthy...I am 38 and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Since you are having such prominent symptoms related to your nerves you should consider having a neurologic evaluation to delineate what exactly is going on. Many people with HIV associated neuropathy improve with antiretroviral treatment.... Read more »

Not Gulliene-Barre-Diagnosed as Peripheral Neuropathy! Donation to follow tomorrow!

ER last night with what I thought was Guillene-Barre Syndrom. Turns out its Peripheral Neuropathy. Not sure if this is any better in the case of HIV. I was told PN occurs later in hiv not during ars. Is this true? I am pretty much having these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Peripheral neuropathy is usually seen in later-stage disease and often associated with certain antiretroviral drugs, such as Zerit (d4T) and Videx (ddI). I do not believe your symptoms are HIV related. If my reassurance is not sufficient for you... Read more »

Is there a blood test to detect neuropathy?

"Is there a blood test to detect neuropathy?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
No, neuropathy is diagnosed only by symptoms and by physical examination.People with neuropathy usually complain of burning pain or numbness in their toes, which may progress and involve the feet and legs. There are two important causes of... Read more »
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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi guys. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity sensation (like... Read more »

Neuropathy Question.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I posted this in the recently infected forum but I think this is where it should be. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »