|Are any of my current meds worsening my neuropathy?
Feb 23, 2008
I have peripheral neuropathy, which is largely ignored. I usually walk in sandals, even in winter. It is progressing, slowly. Meds: Truvada, Viracept, Actigall (ursodiol), Provigil 100mg QD, Seroquel 25mg HS, Klonopin 3mg TID, and as of today Wellbutrin SL, 100mg QD. I have Hepatitis B (reached a VL of 21,000,000 but now undetectable, and HIV is undetect., CD4=200. Amitryptilline did not help, and Neurontin makes me suidical (they say I'm borderline/bipolar, too). Is there anything that screams "Neuropathy" to you? Thanks, Sylvester
| Response from Dr. Henry
The FTC in Truvada rarely causes/aggravates peripheral neuropathy. Have you had nerve conduction studies/EMG/neurology consultation to more precisely evaluate your foot pain? Treatment of pain with analgesics can usually at least blunt the discomfort-you don't list any. I often seek help from a pain or complementary medicine specialist when faced with severe peripheral neuropathy particularly when there is no clear drug cause or treatable condition at the root of the problem. KH
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