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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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lymphoma; Neuropathies from vincristine

Dr Dezube; I am currently been treated with MACOP-B weekly for an advanced lymphoma and responding very well to treatment,I am down to the last 4 chemotherapy treatments.And feel well except for the side effects caused by the chemo drugs. The...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm glad to hear that you are responding well to treatments and that the end is in site. What you are describing is neuropathies caused by vincristine. If they are bad enough, I would recommend that you NOT receive any more vincristine. This... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

DESPERATE TO FIND TREATMENT FOR ADVANCED HCV AND LIVER CANCER

In brief, my girlfriendfs father was recently diagnosed with advanced stage HCV, and possibly liver cancer. He is Vietnamese, and approx. 65 y/o. The liver specialist said that because he has a 9cm tumor in his liver, and there are signs of...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There is relatively good treatment for hepatomas nowadays. There are ways to inject them with alcohol, radiate them, or use intra arterial chemotherapy. It would not be curative, but could certainly extend his life. You should contact your nearest... Read more »

Treatment Advances towards "cure"

why does it seem as though all of the advances toward the possible cure is coming from other countries? When it came/comes to developing medicines for treatment US Pharma is untouched, but when you talk about cure we play 2nd fiddle to others. Im...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear 2 cents:Most of the innovations in treatment do not start with Pharma...they start at the Universities and get picked up by industry once they look promising. There is some very interesting work at the University of Minnesota and University of... Read more »
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Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I just found this forum and have an intense need to talk about what's going on anonymously. It's been a terrible 24 hours.

My dad is gay and spent pretty much his entire life hiding it from everyone. My parents finally split for good... 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 »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just a few queries on HIV related neuropathy.

As I understand it, in most (~99%) cases it is the meds that cause neuropathy in HIV infected individuals and not the disease itself. I have also read, however, that peripheral neuropathy can occur very... Read more »