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Alternative Treatments For Neuropathy Of Feet

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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 all the nerves
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Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...containing generic drug available (AZT generally has much less of a risk for neuropathy)- if so then switching off the D4T is often helpful. There is no proven treatment effective for blunting or reversing drug related neuropathy so the best... Read more »

Neuropathy Advice

Hello Dr. Henry,I have been on Trizivir and Sustiva for 5 or 6 years now with my VL for the first several years undetectable and for the last few blipping but not yet going to 1000. Usually in the 200-400 range. Tcells are around 550. I never...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The risk for neuropathy with your current regimen is relatively low so it would not be a clear matter to recommend an alternative regimen with a lower Read more »

Neuropathy/Depression

I am a 56 year old male who was diagnosed with AIDS 3 years ago. My t's have risen from 44 to 171 and my viral load has been negligable since I started treatment. I am on Sustiva and Combivir. My major problem is neuropathy in my feet and the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...trying depending on the details of your situations. Some vitamin deficiencies can aggavate/cause peripheral neuropathy. Some alternative treatments can help (such as calcium, magnesium pills, L-carnitine, etc) in a variable manner (see... Read more »

neuropathy

How are people with HIV related neuropathy supposed to exercise and stay healthy if they can barley stand up on two feet without it hurting. I dont want to die young because I have neuropathy and am unable to excercise and stay healthy. really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV-related neuropathy remains a major problem for many patients. Effective treatment for HIV can sometimes stablize reverse neuropathy. Some HIV drugs Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...cells. Branches called dendrites receive signals from other neurons. Some axons are surrounded by cells containing myelin, a soft, fatty material that forms a protective sheath. The myelin sheath serves as insulation so that signals can be... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common condition that affects nearly 20 million people in the US, more often in older adults. About 1 in 3 people with diabetes face PN, and it affects about 1 in 3 people with HIV at some... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...antiretroviral developed and was approved for use in HIV treatment in 1994. This drug was a very effective antiretroviral, but after years of use, the adverse events associated with the drug virtually stopped the prescription of d4T as part of... Read more »
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chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...mediactions. My other question is, how common is neuropathy in early HIV? I started getting symptoms of neuropahty 3 months after an encounter and my doctor prescribed lyrica and it has helped, I'm terrified of getting tested, but i fear the... Read more »