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Effects Of Gabapentin On Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...linolenic acid , found in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. 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...
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peripheral neuropathy?

sometime back i started having pain in my legs and feet, starting below my knees. mostly my left side. it is not excruciating, but it keeps me awake at night and is noticeable any time i am still. i also at times experience similar symptoms in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can often be a challenging and in fact confusing entity that is frustrating to pin down a diagnosis and treat effective in many cases. A range of non-HIV related conditions can cause or contribute to peripheral neuropathy... 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
...Good and tough question-one of the 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 Read more »

alcoholic neuropathy

Is there any effective treatment for alcoholic neuropathy?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...down to treating the symptoms, there are many non-narcotic pain killers that can be tried, such as ibuprofen, amitryptiline, or gabapentin. Some newer medications such as Lyrica also appear very promising. Read more »

Side Effects & Neuropathy

Hello,I started taking Kaletra, Zerit & 3TC in July 2002. I started noticing problems in my feet about a month later and I was advised that I had peripheral neuropathy. The pain, burning and tightness got to be so bad, that in Jan. 2003 I asked to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have also been guilty of not highlighting the possibility of peripheral neuropathy due to 3TC (less likely AZT). Though the association with peripheral neuropathy is less with 3TC/AZT then with the "d" drugs Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...California at San Diego and colleagues yielded conflicting results. This group analyzed data from the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) study, a large, multicenter prospective study to evaluate the neurological effects of... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Many are available for various levels of pain, so if you have difficulty taking one then another may be better. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, tiredness and sleepiness. For those with a history of drug addiction,... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Neuropathy Treatment Guidelines

...recommendations are summarized in Table 2." Not recommended but sometimes used are NSAIDs; many experts believe they are not effective for this kind of pain. (However, AIDS Treatment News has heard anecdotal reports of relief with Voltaren... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...acetyl-carnitine, and evening primrose oil containing gammalinolenic acid. Caution should be taken when considering these supplements.Their effectiveness has not been proven in large studies, although some verysmall studies have reported benefit... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
...I just received a RX from my doctor called 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... Read more »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. Does anyone know if this side-effect goes away with time? 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 Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »