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Drug Neurontin And Neuropathy

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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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Neurontin treatment for neuroopathy

I have been suffering from peripheral neuropathy for some time now -- specifically, very cold (not painful) feet. We've eliminated HAART meds as the cause (no "d" drugs). I've also had an ultrasound doppler to be sure this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I wouldn't say neurontin has a checkered history. It has demonstrated effectiveness in diabetic neuropathy. There are not many good published studies using neurontin in the setting of HIV-related neuropathy. Neurontin is widely used by many... Read more »

NEURONTIN

I HAVE BEEN ON NEURONTIN FOR 11 MONTHS, FOR A PINCHED NERVE IN NECK. CAN NEURONTIN CAUSE CIRCULATION PROBLEMS? I HAVE A FINGER TURNING DARK ON THE TIP AND SKIN IS DYING. I HAVE OTHER FINGERS THAT ARE STARTING TO DO THE SAME...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Neurontin can be helpful to treat some forms of neuropathy but is not usually advised if there is actual nerve damage occurring from a pinched nerve (mechanical relief or physical therapy often recommended). You need to see your HIV doctor or... Read more »

Neuropathy/ Need help with Sexual Dysfunction

Just wondering if you have any other pointers. I am currently taking 1200mgs of neurontin/3 time/day, 150mg of trileptal/3 time/day, 10mg oxycontin/at night, .5 mg of klonipin, 3 time/day, and still having sever pain in legs and hands. Pain is from...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You are on several medications for neuropathy and are probably on additional medications for other aspects of your HIV care, so it is difficult to pinpoint which drug(s) may be the problem. But before you ascribe your sexual dysfunction to one of... Read more »

Spinal Neuropathy Treatment

What are the current treatment regimens? I have beeen using neurontin, but it is only partially effective. Due to a spinal cord infection which caused paraplegia I have sensory neuropathy in the buttocks area which results in unbearable pain if I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The issue with neurontin used to treat HIV or medication-related neuropathy is that it is often not used in high enough doses. I often push it to 1200 mg tid before concluding that it is not working. Another drug I often use is amitryptiline, on... Read more »
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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.

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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 »

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 »

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 »