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How Much Folic Acid For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Folic acid and HIV patient

Can one take folic acid if they are using ARVs. If yes, are ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There should not be any problem taking standard doses of folic acid with most antiretroviral regimens. I can comment more if the particular drugs used in the regimen were listed. KH... Read more »

folic acid and hiv.

Hi, I had a exposure 5 months ago and in the time i have been on PEP(biovir + kaletra). I have missed a couple of doses (about 10 at all), but i finish the 28 days.. This week my normal blood exams came and my folic acid is low ( 3.5 ng/ml ) the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No. Low folic acid is due to low intake of this nutrient not HIV. DW... Read more »

High B12 and Folic Acid But Low Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

My 82 yr old aunt in a nursing home has a history of MS, congestive heart failure, stroke with partial paralysis. She has just begun developing jaundice (no fevers or BP irregularities)but has elevated blood B12 (1426 pg/ml) and Folate (>20.0...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The elevated B12 and Folate are seen in patients that are receiving parenteral vitamins.Jaundice in that setting can be secondary to many causes.She may have toxicity from any drug,ischemic hepatitis ,viral hepatitis,or even malignancy of the... Read more »


Hello- I hope you can offer some help. I have been experiencing trobbing in my feet for the past couple of years. It seems to be worse latter in the say, which seems to make sense. I recently went off of D4t and I am hoping that this might help in...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Dear Neal, it may take several months for D4T-associated peripheral neuropathy to respond to interruption of the drug. Therefore I am hopeful that your symptoms will improve. There are specific vitamin deficiencies which can result in peripheral... Read more »
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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 called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »