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Does Acupuncture Relieve Neuropathy Pain

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AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

... What Is Acupuncture? Why Do People With HIV Use Acupuncture? How Is Acupuncture Used? What Are the Risks and Side Effects? How Do We Know It Works? For More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used
Ask the Experts

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and painful....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...realistic. Some are pessimistic.Some providers are comfortable suggesting "complementary and alternative" therapies such as massage, acupuncture, or herbs. Others stick strictly to Western medicine.If you want a lot of emotional support, you... Read more »

INCREASING PAIN OF NEUROPATHY.

I HAVE HAD NEUROPATHY ABOUT A YEAR INTO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH AIDS IN 1998. I WAS A WALKER AND MORE AND MORE PAIN MADE IT SO UNCONFORTABLE AT NIGHT. I FELT LIKE MY LEGS AND FEET WERE PINBALL MACHINES WITH NAILS BEING FLUNG AROUND. NEURONTIN OR...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...most frustrating topics out there for many patients. effective use of narcotics, local lidocaine patches or capsaicin, Lyrica, acupuncture--each of those might help a subset of patients often unpredictably so often helpful to work with a good... Read more »

neuropathy pain

Dr. Bob, I always enjoy reading your responses. You are a great spirit and wonderful person.I am positive now for 10 months. I am having much pain in feet and hands because of neuropathy according to the neurologist. I take combivir,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that, the treatment is symptomatic (controlling the pain). Consider trying lamotrigine (lamictal), ibuprofen, gabapentin, or acupuncture. For severe pain, methadone or a fentanyl patch might be necessary. Talk to your neurologist and HIV... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

My Dear Doc:Does Neuropathy is a special med term for HIV only? Or it relates to pain that causes by many reasons?If the neuropathy is HIV-related, is there any treatment for it? What kind of medicines will help to reduce the pain immediately? ...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...use of this class despite some who clearly find them helpful. Finally there are other approaches some find helpful -- like acupuncture or massage or other non-drug approaches.Hope that clarifies.CCCal Cohen, M.D., M.S. Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...severe, stronger narcotics may be considered. Other treatments can include: Topical lidocaine patch called Lidoderm Acupuncture, massage, yoga, hypnosis, and meditation A visit to the podiatrist to discuss how to care for your... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...supplements are now being studied to treat PN. More information about both is found in Research on peripheral neuropathy . Acupuncture Some people report that acupuncture helps them managing their pain. Research has not proven this effective,... Read more »
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 »
Project Inform

Pain Patch for Neuropathy Fails in Study

...release February 27, 2008 early results from their recent study of their experimental pain patch NGX-4010 to treat HIV-related neuropathy. The results from their second Phase 3 study showed that NGX-4010 failed to perform better than placebo. ... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
...Gabapentin/Nerotin to take at night, but is there somewhere that I heard of side effects. Is there anything that works to slightly ease the pain? I'm having a hard time sleeping or even taking naps without it cause some discomfort. Your... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »