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Can Alpha Lipoic Acid Help My 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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Alpha Lipoic Acid

Are there any studies to support the use of Alpha Lipoic in the treatment of hiv or hiv drug related neuropathies -- including numbness, tingling, pain, etc?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have not seen a convincing study documenting benefit of alpha lipoic acid (an anti-oxidant)for HIV neuropathies. For some ideas about the use of alternative approaches for neuropathy I suggest checking Read more »

recurring thrush? (VITAMINS AND MINERALS, 2010)

hello Dr. I am a 34 gwm diagnosed with AIDS a year ago. At that time my CD4's were 63, VL 115,000. I was very fatigued, and had bouts of recurring thrush. I began HAART (Reyataz, Truvada, Norvir) and also Mepron (due to a Dapsone allergy)and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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... Read more »

Lipodyrophy Inhibiters

Dear Dr. Daar, As per my internet research I have come upon two solutions for Lipodystrophy, I would like your input on both solutions.1. http://www.nucleomaxx.com/index.php?id=63&type=0 Re: Uridine...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Hi Mark,I am aware of some research suggesting that these strategies may be of help, particularly for those with fat loss syndromes (lipoatrophy). In fact, further research is underway with such interventions to define their safety and... Read more »

avoiding neuropathy

Hi Nelson,What substances or supplements are helpful in order to avoid neuropathy?Thanks.Zack
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...is one done with Acetyl-L-Carnitine at 2000-3000 mg/day that found reversal of nerve damage. Diabetics have also been taking Alpha Lipoic Acid for neuropathy (we have no HIV data)Talk to your doctor about this. Nelson Vergelwww.powerusa.org Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...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... Read more »
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 help maintain or restore liver 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 »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been dealing with this for some time now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I... Read more »

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 »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using 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 »