The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
For World AIDS Day, read about stigma, criminalization and more >>
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Mar 20, 2001

I would appreciate your opinion on this matter. I have had neuropathy in my feet for 5 years, varying in degrees of pain, sometimes light but sometimes disabling me. For the past several months, I have had some success with pain relief using acetyl-L-carnetine at 500mg. twice a day. That lasted for awhile. I have also been on neurontin, lamictal, hydrocodone, and the expanded (now-defunct) trial for nerve regrowth factor. I live in Chicago and the weather has been brutal this year, which I suspect has had some affect on the pain, but I need to know if there is ANYTHING new out there being used, anything promising, or any new clinical trials that might be open for enrollment. I am desperate here for some pain relief, not to mention that my entire body is distorted from trying to walk. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Response from Dr. Henry

I have had some success recently using Gabitril (another anti-seizure med). Have you tried acupuncture or going to a pain clinic to see a pain specialist (I often find them very helpful and very up to date on the latest approaches to chronic pain). KH

Pressure Headache

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint