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Alpha Lipoic Acid And Peripheral Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...therapies have been studied for PN caused by diabetes. B vitamins: Several B vitamins are useful in treating diabetic neuropathy. These include biotin, choline, inositol, and thiamine. They appear to improve nerve function. Alpha-lipoic acid may help protect nerves from inflammation. Gamma linolenic acid , found in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing...
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Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

Severe Foot Cramps

Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+/AIDS since November 2006. I have been on different medicines and finally have once that is successful. My CD4 has finally risen to 128 still undetecable but much better when it was only 25 last month. However, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Peripheral neuropathy can be a very annoying and incapacitating HIV-related condition. I'll reprint some information about peripheral neuropathy from Read more »

what to eat and what not to eat

I am from Cameroon and have been diagnosed HIV Positive with a CD4 of 379 of late, and not taking any HIV treatment drugs. What are the things i should eat so as to keeps my CD4 up and if I get fatigue what are the drugs i should take for first aid
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Matter?Are There Any Risks to Taking Supplements?What If You Can't Afford Supplements?What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For?Alpha-Lipoic AcidCalcium and Vitamin DCarnitineCoenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)Vitamin B12ZincMultivitamins: The All-in-One... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treating diabetic neuropathy. These include biotin, choline, inositol, and thiamine. They appear to improve nerve function. Alpha-lipoic acid may help protect nerves from inflammation. Gamma linolenic acid, found in evening primrose oil, has... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or simple, easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN including alpha-lipoic acid(thiotic acid), acetyl-carnitine, and evening primrose oil containing gammalinolenic... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Thioctic Acid Info Sheet

... What Is It, Really? Thioctic acid, also known as alpha-lipoic acid, is a natural anti-oxidant which has been used for years in Europe because of it's ability to Read more »
The Body

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Risks to Taking Supplements? What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For? Alpha-Lipoic Acid Calcium and Vitamin D Carnitine Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ) Vitamin B 12 Zinc ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

...anecdotal reports from PHAs have shown the usefulness of the following nutrient supplements for preventing or reversing PN: alpha-lipoic acid (in doses of 300-500 mg, 2-3 times per day; preferably using an extended-release form)... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation. I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive: Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion? If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dear jackie blue, my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months. should i need to keep testing until one year.... as im very stressed out.i recently Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive: Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion? If so . . . for what period of... Read more »