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Coconut Oil For Neuropathy Of The Feet

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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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Painful feet (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2011)

Hi My name is Patricia from South Africa. I have been HIV posetive for 14 year and i am 30 years old, married with two beautiful HIV neg kids and husband who is also neg. I have started experiencing an unexplainable pain on my feet. If feels like i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Patricia,You may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy (distal painful peripheral neuropathy). It may be exacerbated by certain HIV medicaments. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that I hope will be helpful.Good... Read more »

hiv and coconut oil

I take tribuss at night.So,can I take coconut oil during the day.Will Coconut oil have any adverse effect on hiv drug Tribuss?MY viral load is less than 50 copies as at March 2013,but by now should be undectectable....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I'm not aware of any significant interactions between Tribuss (a generic version of Atripla) and coconut oil.Let us know how things go for you,BY... Read more »

Coconut Oil and HIV tests

Dr. Frascino,I've read that coconut oil has anti-viral properties and has been shown to reduce viral loads in people with HIV. Can supplementing with coconut oil or any other medication or supplement, affect the accuracy of an hiv test or the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Halliday,Coconut oil and/or coconut milk will not affect HIV test results or the duration of the window period. What they will do, if used liberally, is make folks think that Halliday was on holiday in Hawaii and still has lots of suntan... Read more »

Coconut Oil Studies Effects on HIV

Hello,I'm curious as to what your opinions are of the studies on Coconut Oil with the link I've posted below, either as an adjunct to HAART, or a stand alone benefit for those who are on HAART therapy, experiencing either resistance or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,From my read of this very limited study (and as best I can research, never publicly presented data), there's little support for any activity of coconut oil in treating HIV.BY... Read more »
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Coconut Oil

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Have any of you heard about virgin coconut oil. I was reading a book on it because I'm taking it for another issue and I found mention of it actually being used in Hiv / Aids Research. This book says that it is able to slow down the progression and... Read more »

Virgin Coconut Oil

Posted by garcia, 2 Replies
Hi all,

Stumbled across some new and promising developments on the subject of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) which my father put me on to.
Being the skeptic that I am, I'm not about to jump onto any bandwagons, but I thought it might be an idea to spread... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. ... Read more »