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Gabapentin Dosage For Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...showed the benefit of smoking marijuana (see fact sheet 731 ) to relieve PN pain. Drug treatments: No drug has been approved to repair nerve damage. Some health care providers use drugs developed to treat seizures, such as gabapentin (Neurontin) or phenytoin (Dilantin). Antidepressants such as amitriptyline may also help. L-acetyl-carnitine (also called acetyl-l-carnitine or acetyl carnitine) has shown initial good results. Treatments...
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neuropathy can it be permenant

a little history have been hiv + since 1986 started azt in 1988 the 3rd day my legs were numb from the waist down the dr reduced the dosage and then they were numb from the knees down have not been able to feel if my feet are cold or hot since then....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...plan. Most patients with neuropathy can acheive pain relief though responses to various interventions can vary. Amitryptiline, gabapentin, topical lidocaine, topical capsaicin, non-steroidal analgesics, narcotics, accupuncture and other... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost Read more »

d list drugs and peripheral neuropathy

I was on the D-list drugs for 11 years and developed peripheral neuropathy in hands and feet. I am allergic to Protease inhibitor drugs and am now on Viramune and Truvada for about 14 monthes. The peripheral neuropathy has not improved and have had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...micro-nutrient deficiencies. Referral to HIV-knowledgeable neurologist and pain specialist often helpful. Use of drugs like gabapentin sometimes helpful but aggressive pain relief is key to maintaining good quality of life. If your HIV is... Read more »

Medication side effects?

Hello doctor. My question to you concerns the medications I am currently taking, and the way that my body is feeling. I am currently on Atripla (1 1/4 years), undetectable with a CD4 count in the upper 700's. I am also on gabapentin for mild...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Persistent fatigue/fogginess could be due partly to the efavirenz in the Atripla. Ativan, antidepressants (including Zoloft and Prestiq) and gabepentin can also cause/contribute to some of those symptoms so sorting out those possibilities can be a... Read more »
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The Well Project

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 Finding Support Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...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 and your health... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...treated with placebo. Studies of duloxetine for pain management of HIV-associated neuropathy are underway. Anticonvulsants Gabapentin (Neurontin or generic equivalents) was originally developed to treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy, but... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Videx is stopped, but can be... Read more »
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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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »