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Acupuncture And Hiv Neuropathy

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...(Elavil), oranticonvulsants (Tegretol, Dilantin, Neurontin, Lamictal). If the painincreases and becomes severe, stronger narcotics may be considered. Other treatments can include: Topical lidocaine patch called Lidoderm Acupuncture, massage, yoga, hypnosis, and meditation A visit to the podiatrist to discuss how to care for your feet and whatshoes or socks you should wear Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or...
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acupuncture

hi doc,is there any thing you can tell me about niropithy and acupuncture..if it helps..ty
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...The first step in managing is finding the cause and removing it/treating it.There are some anacdotes of acupuncture helping HIV neuropathy. However, a randomised trial done by the CPCRA (part of the NIH, US government) found neither acupuncture... Read more »

neuropathy from hiv or drugs

is my neropathy from my hiv or my drugs that i am taking for hiv....?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.Both HIV itself and some HIV medications (mostly d4T and ddI) can cause peripheral neuropathy. If you're having pain in your feet or hands, you should discuss this with your doctor.BY Read more »

Radial Neuropathy and HIV

Hello and before anything else, Thank You for this wonderful site!My question arises from my current condition. I am newly HIV+. In fact, I am still seroconverting. I discovered my HIV status when I developed radial mononeuropathy in my left arm 4...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Quite a bit of time has passed from when you posted so you probably have some of the answers to your questions. My prediction would be that your neuropathy is not permanent, although my bias would have been to... Read more »

Best treatment for Neuropathy

In your opinion, what is the best treatment for neuropathy?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...often required. I often involve neurologists and pain specialists to maximize the relief that can be offered. Some advocate acupuncture, massage, or alternative therapies (see Jon Kaiser's book Healing HIV or www.daair.org website for some... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

... What Is Acupuncture? Why Do People With HIV Use Acupuncture? How Is Acupuncture Used? What Are the Risks and Side Effects? How Do We Know Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Sticking It to Peripheral Neuropathy

...Acupuncture is commonly thought of as an "alternative" form of therapy, although its history as a treatment for physical ailments predates Read more »
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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

... Some are pessimistic. Some providers are comfortable suggesting "complementary and alternative" therapies such as massage, acupuncture, or herbs. Others stick strictly to Western medicine. If you want a lot of emotional support, you probably... Read more »
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I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been dealing with this for some time now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
Not yet on meds, still have a decent T cell count. Started taking Korean Ginseng. NAC, ST Johns Wort and Lysine (collagen, I am a little paranoid about wrinkles :) ) and a good multivit. Oh and plan to start breathing meditations with my BF (he... Read more »