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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Voltaren Cream for Peripheral Neuropathy

I have very painful peripheral neuropathy. I have been on many antiretrovirals for about 10 years (including the usual suspects (DDI, D4T, dapsone to name only a few PN meds). I am adequately VL suppressed on D4t, 3TC, Fortavase and Ritonavir. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Greg,I have not used Voltaren cream for anything (there is a solution available here for use in the eyes) so I can't be too helpful. Capsaicin cream can be of some use for peripheral neuropathy. Substituting off the D4T to something like... Read more »

Neuropathy in my feet

Hello For many years I have had some significant neuropathy in my feet. My Doc and I have tried to eliminate the "D" drugs in an effort to stop this. I am still on a low dose of ddI, as this seems to be one drug that I have some...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Zostrix 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 »

Neuropathy in my feet

HelloFor many years I have had some significant neuropathy in my feet. My Doc and I have tried to eliminate the "D" drugs in an effort to stop this. I am still on a low dose of ddi, as this seems to be one drug that I have some sensitivity...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Getting 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 »

Per. neuropathy

Hi ThereI have suffered with neuropathy for 15 years or so and have tried meny treatments.Nothing worked untill my wonderful doctor gave me a sample of:LIDODERM(LIDOCAIN PATCH) 5 .It is manufactured by:Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.This treatment has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That topical treatment has been helfpul to a number of persons suffering from neuropathy. In my experience relief has been better with that versus another topical cream (capracin) that is also used in that situation. Massage, acupuncture, and some... Read more »
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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 acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »

Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... 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

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 »