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Alternative Therapy For Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Was there any discussion and consequent treatment for peripheral neuropathy at the recent Warsaw symposium?I am very keen to try and repair nerves and believe that vitamins might help. Any advice?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of any significant peripheral neuropathy reports from Warsaw. Regarding vitamin therapy the data is not convincing but there is anecdotal reports of some benefit. Advice about alternative therapies for neuropathy is available at the... Read more »

looking for neuropathy treatment alternatives

I have been HIV+ for almost 2 years. I have the beginnings of peripheral neuropathy in my toes and the bottoms of my feet. I had it worse 5 months ago while on study drugs involving Videx, Sustiva and either TC3 or Zerit and stopped the study Nov....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some of my patients have benefited from acupuncture and/or massage for neuropathy but that has not been a consistent benefit (worth trying). Use of Ca, Mg supplements, N-acetyl carnitine, co-enzyme Q have been helpful in some anecdotal reports... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy?

First of all, thank you for providing this web site. I hope dearly that you can help me.I come from abuse, which I'm working through in therapy. I've tended to be somewhat on the nervous side and have had serious bouts with insomnia and...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Peripheral neuropathy related to HIV or medications is generally a burning pain or numbness, most commonly in the lower extremities/feet. Some of your symptoms are suggestive of that condition, but their intermittent nature, the increase in symptoms... Read more »

Vitamin B6 to combat peripheral neuropathy?

I have often read in various HIV related publications that vitamin B complex can help with neuropathy and nerve health in general. In a recent article about vitamins published by NAM (Aidsmap), however, it said, Vitamin B6 - more than 2g per day...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Vitamin B6 (thiamine) is often used to prevent peripheral neuropathy with a good track record in the dose range of 25-50 mg/day. (often used with INH in TB treatment for example) If there is documented deficiency then higher doses are used for a... Read more »
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Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a site and that it shall... Read more »

Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in sharing information about how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a... Read more »

Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in sharing information about how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a... Read more »

Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in sharing information about how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a... Read more »