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How To Control Neuropathy Pain

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

There are limited effective treatments for the painful condition HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP). Capsaicin desensitizes cutaneous nociceptors resulting in reduced pain. The authors reported on a placebo-controlled study of a... Read more »
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Pain Patch for Neuropathy Fails in Study

The San Mateo-based pharmaceutical company, NeurogesX, reported in a press release February 27, 2008 early results from their recent study of their experimental pain patch NGX-4010 to treat HIV-related neuropathy. The results from their second Phase... Read more »
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Capsaicin Patch for Neuropathy Granted FDA Review

NeurogesX, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies, announced on November 14 that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company's supplemental new... Read more »
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Virus under control; but Neuropathy making life miserable..

I've been living with HIV since 1986 and have the virus at present undetectable and T-Cell count of 560...My Doc has tried everything imaginable, even going to Holland for a sugar cane medication which failed...I'm currently sleeping only...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It is useful to begin with the composition of your current HAART regimen. If you are on any medications that are neurotoxic, they should be stopped or changed. The usual suspects causing or perpetuating neuropathy are d4T (Zerit) and ddI (Videx).... Read more »

pain control

Hello;do not know if I am at the right place. I take sustive and epzicom. After cervicaL surgery neuropathy woke up. first in hands. Burning intence. Then to feet. Although I have numbness in several areas pain is chronic with back...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is unlikely that given your complicated history that your current pain is due to Sustiva or the Epzicom. It is important to connect with a good primary care doctor or HIV specialist who can get to know your entire history and get to know you... Read more »

Neuropathy, neck pain & itchy rash

I am experiencing an alarming range of seemingly unrelated symptoms which have come on in the last three months. Severe neurophay mainly in the hands and tongue, my taste is affected. Neck pain controlled by 1--mg voltarol daily and a wek long itchy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like a challenging situation. It would be useful to know which meds you have been on and whether any CNS studies have been done (CT/MRI). Have you been checked for syphilis, vitamin deficiencies? KH... Read more »

Neuropathy and Muscular/Joint Pain

I was diagnosed in August, 07 and started Truvada/Kaletra when I was in the hospital due to very intense illness during conversion. I became undetectable within about 3 months and my CD4 count ranges anywhere from 500-800. About 2 months ago I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Peripheral neuropathy would rarely be due to one of the drugs in Truvada/Kaletra but does occur. Switching to alternative meds is often preferred to keep HIV under control (important if HIV a major factor in the neuropathy and to minimize any HIV... Read more »
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Neuropathy Question.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I posted this in the recently infected forum but I think this is where it should be. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi guys. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other symptoms) I got tingling in my hands, then an all over hypersensitivity sensation (like... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »