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Will Losing Weight Help Neuropathy In Feet

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Side Effects

...Some side effects are mild, like a slight headache. Others, likeliver damage, can be severe and, in rare cases, fatal. Some goon for just a few days or weeks, but others might continue aslong as you take a medication, or even after you stop. Some occur within days or weeks of starting a drug. Others may only show up after months or years of therapy. Who Gets Side Effects? Most people taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) have some side...
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Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...containing generic drug available (AZT generally has much less of a risk for neuropathy)- if so then switching off the D4T is often helpful. There is no proven treatment effective for blunting or reversing drug related neuropathy so the best... Read more »

Initiating Treatment because of devloping neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctors. Thank you for the great work you all do on this site and giving the many of us in countries without ready access to expert opinions a forum to raise our questions. I seroconverted in December 2006 (best estimate). My current first...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...fully resolve, even with effective HIV treatment. For this reason, is I were in your shoes, I wouldn't be waiting too long after diagnostic confirmation to treat. Indeed, waiting to start actually increases the risk of developing neuropathy,... Read more »

Feet Neuropathy-Any Help?

Hello: For almost two years, I have had numbness in both feet, A year and a half ago, I started on HART, initially viracept and cmombivir. I have now switched to Combivir, DDI, Crixivan and Rotonivir. I still have the numbness, now with tingling,...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...What you are describing appears to be HIV-related neuropathy. The ddI you are on may not be the initial cause, but it may tend to make it worse. There are a number of treatment options including Read more »

Neuropathy in the Feet

Please help. Is it possible that pain from neuropathy in the feet is so bad that it can lead a person to use crutches for a short period because it's too painful to walk? Your answer to my question is much appreciated. Thank you! P.S.Your site...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Absolutely. Pain from neuropathy can be terrible for some patients-it is a symptom which needs to be taken very seriously. Could result from HIV infection, side Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and needles, burning, stiffness, or numbness in the feet and toes. It can also be tickling sensations, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...a boost in energy. Proper nutrition is also important. With increased activity you may need to eat more calories to avoid losing weight. Choose Something You Enjoy Choose activities that you like. Whether it is yoga, running, bicycling, or... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...you can do a lot to prevent or delay diabetes. Studies have shown that people can lower their risk of developing diabetes by losing weight through diet and increased physical activity. One study found that diet and exercise leading to 5 to 7... Read more »
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chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...mediactions. My other question is, how common is neuropathy in early HIV? I started getting symptoms of neuropahty 3 months after an encounter and my doctor prescribed lyrica and it has helped, I'm terrified of getting tested, but i fear the... Read more »