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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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neuropathy and resuming medsin older woman

I am 64 years old. I knew when I was infectin in '98 and started meds shortly thereafter. I developed neuropathy early on and through stopping meds for firt 8 weeks, going back on, changing (leaving out Zerit) and then three years ago...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I tend to agree with your concern that your neuropathy may be related to the long-term damage of hiv on your system. It is not entirely clear what causes the neuropathy in HIV. (Chronic inflammation in your system, possible insulin resistance,... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

What exactly are the symptoms of high insulin, insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels?

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels? On that HgB 1a (?) test that gives you the three month average for your glucose, I was at 5.9 with 6 being the highest level for a non diabetic. Am awaiting results of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most patients with insulin resistance and no frank diabetes are relatively symptom free (even with a high insulin). I could provide some more specifics depending on your HIV status and which HIV drugs you are taking. KH... Read more »

What exactly are the symptoms of high insulin, insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels?

Dear Dr. Moyle,What are the symptoms of insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels? On that HgB 1a (?) test that gives you the three month average for your glucose, I was at 5.9 with 6 being the highest level for a non diabetic. Am...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Usually there are no symptoms and with a normal HbA1C it means that you glucose must be normal at least most of the time. High blood sugar can lead to symptoms including fatigue, thirst and increased urination. Insulin resistance is part of the... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.

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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. 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 »

Neuropathy and HIV

Posted by drew50, 1 Reply
Hi,
I'd just like to bring my new site and blog to everyone's attention. If you know someone who is suffering from neuropathy, you'll know how life changing that can be. This site and blog are intended as information sources but also as media for... Read more »