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Neuropathy and Nutrition

Posted by Anonymous
I have been using a combination of "Chinese Herbs" to treat Peripheral Neuropathy and had some tremedous relief. My neruologist said my attenuation tests show "healing of the nerves." Is anyone else having any success with nutritional intervention... Read more »

herbs!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
A few months ago , I saw on this board an entry from a guy called Chris regarding some Chinese Herbs.

He said he took Chinese Herbs (hepatic disease and Shousaikotou)and an Agaricus mushroom in Brazil and it boosted his CD4 and decreased VL.

I am... Read more »

herbs

Posted by Anonymous
can anyone share some insight on personal experiences with herbs to offset the side effects related to hiv therapy?They are so widely used in Europe, yet most American doctors warn to stay away. I'm not talking about farout stuff,just what you can... Read more »

ME AND "HERB" ON "MOTHER`S DAY

Posted by POZGAL43
GOOD EVENING TO ALL MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS I`AM ABOUT TO TELL YA`LL HOW ME AND "HERB" SPEND OUR MOTHER`S DAY TOGETHER.BUT FIRST LET ME TELL YA`LL WHAT KIND OF MOTHER THAT MAKES A MOTHER`S DAY FOR A HIV-POSITIVE CHILD. FIRST NO ONE HAS TO TELL ME... Read more »

ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" PT. 1

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU, BUT I HOPE YOU LIKE THE NAME "HERB" BECAUSE WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS. UNTIL YOU MAKE YOUR MIND TO KICK MY OLD BODY TO THE HEAVENLY ABOVE SO "HERB", WHAT`S NEXT ON YOUR SCHEDULE FOR THIS OLD... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are there any meds that do NOT cause Peripheral Neuropathy?

Hi there,I have been HIV positive since October 2007. I am healthy and I have been doing well. In November 2011, I decided to start meds because my CD4 count went down to 480 and my viral load was 6,000. So on November 8th, I started complera. After...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello from one first-born Asian American to another.Sorry for the delayed reply.In thinking about your case, I'd have to conclude that the neuropathic pain that you're experiencing isn't necessarily directly related to your HIV... Read more »

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello BPS,It's unfortunate that you are not communicating well or able to work cooperatively with your PCP. Is there any option to switch to someone with whom you could work more closely? You should be under the care of an HIV specialist... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy AGAIN after starting meds

Hi there,I have been HIV positive since October 2007. I am healthy and I have been doing well. In November 2011, I decided to start meds because my CD4 count went down to 480 and my viral load was 6,000. So on November 8th, I started complera. After...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
True HIV drug related peripheral neuropathy would rarely start in the finger tips so I would suspect some other factor or cause. If develops further a consultation with a HIV experienced neurologist might be helpful. KH... Read more »

Cleanse Herbs

What cleanse herb can I take with Atripla...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I advise strongly against using any cleansing herbs. They can be toxic and there is no such a thing as cleansing. No interaction data is available between HIV medications and herbs.If you want to cleanse, drink water through the day, eat a clean... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rev. Herb Hall: An End to His Life, Not His Message

The featured speaker at the Rev. Herb Hall's memorial service Thursday will be -- the Rev. Herb Hall. Credited with helping to close the gap between HIV-infected Christians and their churches, Hall videotaped a message for family and friends three... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Bottom Lines -- Responding to Recent HIV News

Seen and Heard Peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). These drugs include AZT (Retrovir), d4T (Zerit), ddI (Videx), 3TC (Epivir), ddC (Hivid), and abacavir (Ziagen). The "d" drugs... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

Making Decisions About Herbal Therapies

This guide has described various herbs that are often used medicinally. So how do people with HIV choose the herbs that will be most useful? As North Americans, we live in a culture where people take a pill and expect the problem to go away. We... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Drug Based on Chinese Herb Might Be Effective Treatment for HIV

An experimental drug derived from a Chinese herb might be able to treat HIV, the Boston Globe reports. The herb, Syzigium claviflorum, has been used in Taiwan to treat diarrhea and halt bleeding, and Watertown, Mass.-based Panacos Pharmaceutical ... Read more »