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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineAbsolutely. Pain from neuropathy can be terrible for some patients-it is a symptom which needs to be taken very seriously. Could result from HIV infection, side effect of medications, or other medical conditions (diabetes, vitamin deficiencies,... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaZostrix has limited benefit in this setting.The Neurontin can be pushed to doses as high as 1500 mg tid, so you have quite a ways to go.Also, have you tried some antidepressants such as amitryptiline? They seem to be helpful in this setting, in... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineGetting off the D drugs is stil a good idea. Increased Neurontin may help. Zostrix /lidocaine topical helps some. Use of vitamins/mineral/anti-oxidants may help some (see John Kaiser's book Healing HIV or the www.daair.org website for some... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of Medicine3TC can also aggravate neuropathy in some patients. There are several clinical trials looking at new drugs for neuropathy. One is using a potent form of capsaicin that is painted on the involved area. The ACTG is also about to open a study using a... Read more »
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Posted by Pos_in_Thailand, 2 RepliesHi,
I wish everyone well and say thanks to those taking the time to read my inquiry.
I was wondering if any of you are dealing with or have been diagnosed with neuropathy? If so, would you mind sharing what your symptoms are or have been, and if... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesThis is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:
Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?
If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »
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