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How Does Gabapentin Work On Helping Sensory 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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unexplained symptoms again

hi Dr. Conway: I took your advice and visited a neurologist. He did a complete examination and termed my problem as distal sensory neuropathy. he did a nerve conduction study which came back normal. He also did a few blood tests which...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...symptoms are not progressive, another plus. Symptomatic treatment with low dose amitryptiline with or without gabapentin has often worked in my hands, so you should discuss this (or similar) optioons with your doctor.Good luck... Read more »

Work-related incident - I work at a Clinic

Dr. Bob, I work at a clinic. I went to work today and I was the first one to arrive. I walked up to the thermostat and adjusted the air. Two issues. We have some very nice people that work with us that are HIV+. One of the HIV+ people closes the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cassie,The HIV-transmission risk is completely nonexistent.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site, www.concertedeffort.org.Be well. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob Read more »

gabapentin and nueropathy

2 weeks ago I started gabpentin for extensive and progressive sensory neuropathy in my legs and feet. I am taking 600mgs a day (and on combivir and nevirapine x 4 years) - the nueropathy began after beginning treatment, but my CD4 count was very low...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That is a very low dose for HIV/drug associated neuropathy (often 2400-3600 mg/day used). If you are on any possibly offending/contributing drugs then an effort needs to be made to see if you can switch off them. L-carnitine or acetyl carnitine may... Read more »

causes of sensory neuropathy

although i have full-blown aids (cd4-134)my question is about my best friend who has been HIV+ for nearly 17 years, and his cd4 count is 851. he has been on a Combivir/Sustiva cocktail for 2 years. he is now experiencing pain and tingling from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
3TC (a component of Combivir) can cause peripheral neuropathy (drug related almost always involves the foot first-usually in a fairly symmetric manner). HIV can mimic that. Some vitamin deficiencies (i.e.vitamin B12) can cause neuropathy as can... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study was initiated in 1986 to observe the incidence of HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment and sensory neuropathy. Looking at more than 1,600 men who have sex with men over the ten-year follow-up period, 213 cases of... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...things your doctor can do to check if you have PN. Your doctor will examine you and ask you questions about your symptoms, workenvironment, social habits, exposure to any toxins, history of alcoholism, andfamily history of neurological disease.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...Why Do People With HIV Use Acupuncture? How Is Acupuncture Used? What Are the Risks and Side Effects? How Do We Know It Works? For More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used in traditional Chinese... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...People With HIV Don't Overdo It! A moderate exercise program will help your body turn your food into muscle. Take it easy, and work exercise into your daily activities. Work up to a schedule of at least 20 minutes, at least three times per week... Read more »
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