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Hiv Neuralgia

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What is the best drug to treat trigeminal neuralgia with hiv meds?

I had bouts of trigeminal neuralgia for the last year. My MRI is normal and I am taking Videx ec, Viread, and Lexiva for hiv. I took carbamazepine for the TN but couldnt tolerate the side affects. I started taking Amitriptyline a few days ago but...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting.There are a number of different agents which are effective in controlling the pain of trigeminal neuralgia.Depakote (valproic acid) would be a reasonable choice for someone who cannot take Tegretol (carbamazepine). Other... Read more »

HIV/Shingles & Postherpetic Neuralgia

This is a complicated disease for us to understand and we are still in shock over his diagnosis.... Read more »

Unexplained "floating neuralgia"

I am an HIV treatment advocate. One of my clients told me that he has had a "floating... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Safe and Effective in HIV-Positive People

Encouraging results were presented from the ACTG A5247 study on the use of two doses of a live varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine (Zostavax, Merck) in almost 400 HIV positive people who were VZV positive or who had herpes zoster (HZ)/shingles... Read more »
HIV i-Base

FDA Rejects Capsaicin Patch for HIV-Related Neuropathy

On 9 February the Advisory Committee to the US FDA rejected by a vote of 12-0 an application for a capsaicin skin patch (NGX- 4010, Qutenza) for an indication of HIV-related pain based on proven efficacy. They also voted 11-0 that data the benefits... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Overview The advent of highly active antiretroviral treatment has not diminished the need for palliative care for people living with HIV/AIDS. In fact, because of new treatments, fewer patients are dying from HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and the total... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction The prevalence of skin disorders in AIDS patients treated in the palliative care setting is exceptionally high. Unfortunately, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of skin diseases in both HIV and AIDS can be an especially... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
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Posted by jaray038, 2 Replies
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