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How To Control Pain In Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
Ask the Experts

Neuropathy in my feet?

I have been positive for 19 years and have had neuropathy in both legs since Feb 91.At one time Desipramine and Mexitil worked to help manage the pain along with Kadian.Currently I take 400 mg of Kadian for my leg pain with Dilaudid for breakthrough...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Peripheral neuropathy remains one of the most challenging HIV-treatment related conditions to manage since often patients need to continue to take Read more »

ankle pain neuropathy

I have been dealing with neuropathy in my feet and hands now for 3 years. I have been on neurotin, depatoke, topamax (I know I'm spelling these wrong), now have been on cymbalta at 60mg per day and it has helped so much. Now that the weather is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...neuropathy and arthritis to co-exist. Sometimes a pain management specialist can come up with other ideas to achieve better pain control. One may have to live with chronic pain, but there are many approaches available to improve the situation.... Read more »

Neuropathy??

I just came home from the emergency room at the hospital. I have gone to my HIV specialist and he did not think it was HIV related. My pain is so intense in my left leg coming from the nerve. The doctor in the emergency room said that it could be...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...with neuropathy and then even going on some medication (such as gabapentin) that has previously been shown to be effective for neuropathic pain. In the meantime, I would strongly encourage you to stay away from addictive narcotic analgesics that... Read more »

early hiv + with neuropathy

i've become infected with the hiv recently (about 6 month) i'm having symptoms of neuropathy (tingling, numb, burning and lightning-like pain). please tell me how i can control these pain.. thank you
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Consult a doctor with experience treating patients with HIV. The symptoms that you describe are consistent with peripheral neuropathy, which often responds to modest doses of amitriptyline (50 mg at bedtime) or gabapentin. Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...Clinicians may wish to consult with a neurologist, especially in cases of severe pain. Anti-Inflammatories An initial attempt at pain control can be made with anti-inflammatory medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »
Project Inform

Pain Patch for Neuropathy Fails in Study

...NGX-4010 failed to perform better than placebo. Given the current lack of treatments for neuropathy, failure of this skin patch to control pain caused by distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP) is a disappointment to people with HIV looking for a... Read more »
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Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... 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, 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 »

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 »