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AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...nutritionists suggest that people with HIV take supplements of other nutrients: Acidophilus , a bacterium that grows naturally in the intestines, helps with digestion. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that may help with neuropathy and mental problems. Carnitine (also called acetyl-L-carnitine) may help prevent wasting and provide other immunologic and metabolic benefits, Coenzyme Q 10 may help with immune function. ...
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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 Read more »

Use of Immunace as means of combating neuropathy and myopathy.

A 19 year old lady had recently been diagnosed RVD reactive. On her first visit, she had progressive muscle weakness and peripheral neuropathy of +/- 1 month. The patient was unable to walk unassisted. Relavant bloods had been taken (FBC, LFT, viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. I have seen several cases of HIV related transverse myelitis and/or myopathy that seemed to respond to corticosteriods prior the the availability of effective antiretrovirals. It is unclear to me what the etiology was of the... Read more »

Side Effects & Neuropathy

Hello,I started taking Kaletra, Zerit & 3TC in July 2002. I started noticing problems in my feet about a month later and I was advised that I had peripheral neuropathy. The pain, burning and tightness got to be so bad, that in Jan. 2003 I asked to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have also been guilty of not highlighting the possibility of peripheral neuropathy due to 3TC (less likely AZT). Though the association with peripheral neuropathy is less with 3TC/AZT then with the "d" drugs Read more »

Neuropathy or What....

Poz since 98. Started at t-cells just above 200 and vl at 200K+. Originally on Trizivir and Sustiva, went undetectable immediately, t cells as high as 800+, then switched to AZT, ziagen and Sustiva. Multiple side effects, so also on BP meds,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your HIV situation and current drugs would generally but viewed as low risk situation for peripheral neuropathy. In some cases I have had patients who have developed neuropathy like your case and I have switched off NRTI drugs altogether Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Resources Selected Sources Introduction Of the many symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS and its treatment, peripheral neuropathy (PN) can be among the most painful and debilitating. The most common estimate is that about one-third of... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV-Related Peripheral Neuropathies and Their Treatment

...Authored by Justin McArthur View the original abstract Justin McArthur from Johns Hopkins provided an overview of HIV-related neuropathy in his State-of-the-Art Lecture (L8). The important impact that peripheral neuropathy makes on quality... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps? Thanks a million. Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has been exceptional, it has worked a treat. The neuropathy has reduced by up over 85% at a guess, circulation improved and energy levels increased. So, in my mind,... Read more »

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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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