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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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B12

Hi Dr Brian. Would B12 relieve HIV related peripheral neuropathy? I tested negative 4mths after exposure and I am having burning sensations on arm and feet. I am on 200mcg 3 times daily and it has greatly reduced the burning. Would b12 work if...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a specific neuropathy that is due to B12 deficiency and that responds well to the lack of this vitamin being replaced. If your condition is responding to this treatment, it may well be that this is what you have. This has absolutely... Read more »

B-12

Dr.What are the signs (symptoms) of a vitamin B-12 deficiency? Thank you...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear B12,They are very unusual. It takes about 5 years of consuming no B12 to become B12 deficient. Typically weakness in the legs and the feet are the most common signs, although anemia (called pernicious anemia and characterized by large red... Read more »

vitamin b12 help lipo?

I would just like to ask if it's true that vitamin B12 helps stop the progression of lypodystrophy. I've read it on some sites. I am currently on Viramune and Combivir and are tolerating them quite well the only problem being my skinny...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am not aware of any data on B12 helping lipodystrophy. it certainly can help certain forms of neuropathy associated with B12 deficiency, though.As for what you can do, if your viral load is undetectable, you can switch the one medication you are... Read more »

Can I purchase B12 injectable w/o prescription?

My mother has pernicious anemia. I believe this is a result of a lifetime of severe rheumatoid arthritis. She has been receiving Procrit injections and receiving monthly B12 injections for over a year with mild discomfort. Recently it seems as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Injectable medication from Romania doesn't sound like a good idea to me. Neither does playing doctor with your mother's health. Perhaps the biggest problem here is contained in the last line of your post "The doctors are all... Read more »
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Neuropathy Question.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I posted this in the recently infected forum but I think this is where it should be. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY !!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
im having this problem that resembles a vitamin deficiency,the problem im having is a sore burning tongue and most recently erection diffuculties,im a 51 yr old white male,my question is,,,,has anyone ever heard of these being symptoms due to hiv... Read more »

DEFICIENCIES OR NOT??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i went to my regular physician for a tongue condition,he said it looked like possibly some type of vitamin deficiency, he did a cbc blood count and an iron deficiency check ,still waiting for results,my question is would or could this be a... Read more »