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Herbs For Peripheral Neuropathy

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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 Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
Ask the Experts

peripheral neuropathy

Hello Doctors,when does peripheral neuropathy start normally in the course of hiv infection. Is it from the very beginning meaning acute infection on, or only later in the course of infection?!!Is it right that it can be caused by both, hiv itself...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV infection sometimes in early infection but more often in late infection. Certain HIV drugs (in particular Read more »

do I really need meds now?

I've been HIV+ for 15yrs, without meds. avg. Tcell 400, vl 80. Now my numbers are changing. I did change doctors as well. but my test now show 3 mos ago vl 247, t239 and today vl at 301 and t222, my doctor wants me on meds, I want to try something...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Paradoxically, waiting longer to start may very well increase your risk of having side effects of medications, including lipodystrophy or peripheral neuropathy.Herbs are not going to significantly help your health-- indeed, many of my patients... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy

does peripheral neuropathy first present itself early or late in the course of infection? also is it constant or does it come and go? any advice will be appreciated. thank you
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy generally occurs in advanced HIV disease, and is chronic (doesn't come and go). The symptoms may be more or less intense at Read more »
Articles
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...This can make it difficult to take all scheduled doses. Marijuana can help control the nausea. It may also relieve the pain of peripheral neuropathy (see Fact Sheet 555 ). A recent study confirmed it is useful for that purpose. How Is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...major increases in blood levels of some antidepressants like Elavil and Tofranil. These drugs are sometimes used to treat peripheral neuropathy (see Fact Sheet 555 ). However, fosamprenavir decreases blood levels of Paxil (paroxetine), an... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Measures Resources Selected Sources Introduction Of the many symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS and its treatment, peripheral neuropathy (PN) can be among the most painful and debilitating. The most common estimate is that about... Read more »
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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 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 Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive: Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion? If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dear jackie blue, my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months. should i need to keep testing until one year.... as im very stressed out.i recently Read more »