Nov 27, 2003
What substances or supplements are helpful in order to avoid neuropathy?
Response from Mr. Vergel
The best way to avoid neuropathy is to avoid the "D" Drugs like DDC, DDI, and D4T. However, some people with HIV who have not taken these drugs may also have neuropathy. The only study that I have seen on the use of supplements for neuropathy is one done with Acetyl-L-Carnitine at 2000-3000 mg/day that found reversal of nerve damage. Diabetics have also been taking Alpha Lipoic Acid for neuropathy (we have no HIV data) Talk to your doctor about this.
Nelson Vergel www.powerusa.org
Response to Wannabe Lawyet
You really never drink any sodas or orange juice?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.