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How Much Acetyl L-carnitine For Neuropathy

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Can nutrition and exercise help improve HIV-related neuropathy?

Some background about me: I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in April of this year, a late-stage diagnosis with CD4 <50. My count is still <50 but I have recently started Atripla. In the past 2 months I have also been treated for PCP and subsequently...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...predict who will have improvements.I do not know of any nutritional considerations to improve PN, but two small studies using Acetyl-L-Carnitine supplements seemed to indicate benefit from taking this over-the-counter product. Here are the... Read more »

Carnitine and neuropathy

Hi Doc...Thanks for your great help for us all...I am 50years old HIV+ since 1985 and been thru... Read more »

Is L-carnitine a good weight loss supplement

Is L-carnitine a safe and effective nutritional supplement for losing weight and gaining lean body... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can Carnitine Reduce Diabetes Risk and Improve Body Shape?

...studies focused on a formulation of carnitine called L-carnitine. Long-term studies of a different formulation of carnitine -- acetyl-L-carnitine -- suggest that this substance can help damaged nerves recover from the toxicity of certain ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...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 depend on how serious the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

University of Washington ACTU Seeks Participants for Two New Studies

...Dose-escalation, Dideoxynucleoside-Associated Distal Symmetric Peripheral Neuropathy Pilot Study Purpose: to see if taking acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC), an investigational substance, reduces neuropathy (numbness, pain, or tingling in legs and feet)... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid Read more »

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 »