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Peripheral Neuropathy

...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 symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What Causes PN? PN can be caused by HIV infection of nerve cells, by drugs used to treat HIV or other health problems, or other factors. Risk factors for PN include higher HIV viral load, diabetes, age...
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Neuropathy in my feet?

I have been positive for 19 years and have had neuropathy in both legs since Feb 91.At one time Desipramine and Mexitil worked to help manage the pain along with Kadian.Currently I take 400 mg of Kadian for my leg pain with Dilaudid for breakthrough...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV-treatment related conditions to manage since often patients need to continue to take possibly offending meds from the HIV/AIDS standpoint. Your current regimen has not been linked to an excessive risk for peripheral neuropathy but there is a... Read more »

neuropathy

How are people with HIV related neuropathy supposed to exercise and stay healthy if they can barley stand up on two feet without it hurting. I dont want to die young because I have neuropathy and am unable to excercise and stay healthy. really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...effective treatments for peripheral neuropathy that can be helpful It certainly is very difficult to exercise when it hurts to stand/walk. I have numerous patients with chronic painful neuropathy with whom we struggle to provide pain relief. In... Read more »

mysterious neuropathy of legs

For the past three years I have had a mysterious neurological condition of my legs which has stubbornly defied medical diagnosis. In 2005 suddenly any short period of walking or standing cause both thighs to feel numb, tight, tired. and painful. A...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You don't mention which HIV meds you are taking. Peripheral neuropathy is still seen in the HAART era and can be frustating to diagnose and treat. It sounds like you care has been very good so unlikely Read more »

neuropathy

Hello Docs,Thanks again for your time hereits really valuable!! I have a question about the possible onset of neuropathy. I have noticed tightness in the rear of my left leg and sometimes pain in my left foot. I notice the tightness when I stand...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV related or antiretroviral -related neuropathy generally is bilateral and starts with the toes/feet and then moves upwards. It also tends to be fairly constant. The localized nature of your symptoms would make HIV drug related Read more »
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Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...foot. Flex your ankle five times. Next, circle your ankle clockwise, and counterclockwise, five times each. Balance. From a standing position, rise up slowly on your tiptoes, and then go back on to your heels. The knees should be kept... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...gets worse, people report having a cramping, burning, throbbing or shooting pain. When it's more severe, you may have trouble standing or walking. Some people refer to the pain as "frostbite", "pins and needles sticking in", "a lit match held to... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...upport -- Talk about your feelings and the pain. Find a support groupfor PN. This will allow you to talk to people who understand what you are goingthrough and can share your frustrations and applaud your successes. References Highleyman,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

...side effects (dry mouth, sedation, urinary retention and low blood pressure upon suddenly sitting up or getting out of bed -- orthostatic hypotension). A starting dose of 25 mg at bedtime is gradually increased to 75 mg (or as high as 100-150 mg... Read more »
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Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...pain. I don't want to try stronger narcotics and I have tried Amitriptyline. Cold water seems to work wonders but I can't stand under the shower all day. Thanks in advance Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. i... Read more »

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 »