Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Drug Neurontin And Neuropathy

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Peripheral neuropathy

I have been positive since 1985 I had Toxo in 97 and started taking meds.. due to side effects I quit meds for three years Im now back on 5 mo. ts had dropped to 57 vl sky high.... I haven't seen my most recent labs but I know Im feeling better...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(usually in pxs with history of very low CD4 counts) and is often difficult to manage. I have not had much like with drugs like Neurontin for autonomic neuropathy but sometimes a focused approached (ie Reglan for gastroparesis) may help. In some... Read more »

Neuropathy tx & antidepressants

I am a 43yo female with AIDS. I have been on Effexor XR 75mg for a few years. Recently I was... Read more »

neuropathy

I am having a lot of trouble with peripheral neuropathy and my doctor is treating me with elavil. ... Read more »
Articles
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 »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...narcotics (Tylenol withcodeine) plus additional drugs such as antidepressants (Elavil), oranticonvulsants (Tegretol, Dilantin, Neurontin, Lamictal). If the painincreases and becomes severe, stronger narcotics may be considered. Other treatments... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...often to treat other conditions like PN, and studies show some success in controlling its pain. Several drugs are used for PN: Neurontin (gabapentin), Dilantin (phenytoin), Tegretol (carbamazepine) and Lamictal (lamotrigine), among others. You... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 Read more »

med question

Posted by lindaluv51, 1 Reply
...I'm experiencing some very annoying burning pain in feet from neuropathy..my hiv doctor prescribed Neurontin..when taking this med it makes me feel kinda "weird" or "goofy".. hard to expain..but I was wondering if the drug has affected 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
...anyone out there having any luck with this, or other supplements? Does anyone know of any new treatment being used? I've been on neurontin, lamictal and hydrocodone for a couple of years with little success. Has anyone heard of a new "topical... Read more »