Left Arm And Hand Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
Ask the Experts

Could I have neuropathy?

My left arm becomes numb from the elbow to the tips of my three fingers. My thumb and index finger and a small portion of my hand do not become numb. It is the same sensation as if my arm has fallen asleep. I have woken up in the middle of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...What you describe would rarely be due to the HIV or drug related peripheral neuropathy that you hear discussed. More likely it is due to some nerve compression in shoulder/arm/writs area for conditions like carpal Read more »

Drowsiness from meds for neuropathy

I have been HIV + for 23 years and have taken AZT, DDI, DDC, sistiva and videx in the past. I am resistant to all NNRTI's and had pancreatitis related to videx last year. I currently take atazanavir, norvir and truvada as well as Dapsone (I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(including narcotics if necessary), liodocaine patches, topical capsaicin, acupuncture, nerve stimulation, other drugs for diabetic neuropathy (such as Cymbalta) can provide relief for some patients though the treatment of peripheral neuropathy... Read more »

Neuropathy Sign?

I am a 34-year-old hetero sexual man who is happily married. I am scared of HIV/AIDS because of my "wild times" as a young man. I don't know if I'm overreacting, but I see things that I believe could be symptoms (wife's anemia, frequent mild...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...forum!). Only a medical doctor should be doing that. I can say that what you experienced with your arm doesn't sound anything like neuropathy. It sounds like your arm fell asleep (which actually can be quite a bizarre, disturbing experience for... Read more »

Rotator cuff injury or Hiv Neuropathy

I have been having pain; sometimes severe from top of my left shoulder down my left arm to my hand. At times my fingers go numb also. No chest pain is associated. I am on Viricept and Epivir only. Last t-cell count in April 2000 was 1320 and VL...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...doing so well on your HIV medications, but you should be on 3 drugs, not just 2; please check with your doctor about this. The left arm pain is either due to a problem in your neck (like neck arthritis) or your arm -- it is not HIV neuropathy. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...studies, although some verysmall studies have reported benefit in pain relief. They can also be costly andvary in quality between manufacturers. Discuss supplements with your doctorbefore taking. While HIV PN and diabetic PN are not the same... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...www.atdn.org and click on "Access Project." People who lack coverage for meds can sometimes gain access to them through the manufacturers' Patient Assistance Programs. A good resource for this is www.rxassist.org , though you must sign in for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $456.16 (generic $411.16) / month for 40 mg capsules Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...Generic Videx EC is available. AWP: $425.42 / month for Videx EC 400 mg capsules (generic enteric-coated $368.72 / month) Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side... Read more »