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How To Ease Neuropathy Pain

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Any shoes, socks, special gear to ease neuropathy?

I've been HIV+ for 10 years, and started experiencing neuropathy during the second year after taking DDI and D4T. After a couple of years, I tried neurontin and elavil to relieve the constant pain from the neuropathy. Since neither worked, I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you haven't tried yet I would go see a pain specialist to help design an individualized approach to your major problem. The success rates for a motivated patient are good when managed by a good pain specialist who may employ alternative... Read more »

Neuropathy and Pain

Do you have any recommendations for medication to ease the pain associated with neuropathy in my... Read more »

neuropathy

I am HIV+ positive and have been on meidication since November 2008. I have a problem with my feet,... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Synthetic Sea Snail Venom Eases Pain in AIDS, Cancer Patients, Study Says

Ziconotide, a synthetic form of sea snail venom manufactured by Elan Pharmaceuticals , can ease pain in patients with AIDS or cancer for whom other painkillers, such as morphine, have not been beneficial, according to a study published in the Jan. 7... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Center Eases Pain on Wallet for AIDS Drugs

Zuzimpilo Clinic in Johannesburg offers HIV patients antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) at a third of the market rate. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the recently opened clinic offers consultations, laboratory tests and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Neuropathy Patch Rejected by FDA

By a vote of 12-0, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee decided a capsaicin skin patch (Qutenza) did not relieve neuropathic pain from HIV, according to a February 9 report in MedPage... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi. I was wondering if anyone could help me a few questions I have about PN.

I am experiencing muscle twitches, pretty much anywhere. It hits for a few seconds and will turn up somewhere else minutes/hours down the track. I went to the doctor... Read more »

Neuropathy

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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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

Can anyone ease my mind (a little!!!)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I wrote before...mainly to share my anxiety in hopes of feeling better...now I have a question. I will start by saying that I know no one can tell me I'm negative, but while I am going through my window pain I was hoping someone could perhaps open... Read more »