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How To Manage Neuropathy When You Are Hiv Positive

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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neuropathy: psych meds vs. pain management meds

I am an HIV Case Manager and am looking for some advice in a complex situation regarding neuropathy. My client who is sitting here with me has been experiencing "firery painful feeling from his feet up his legs to his extremities, up his arms,...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There are some psychiatric medications that are used as adjunctive treatments for neuropathic pain. Those most commonly used in practice are antidepressants (amitriptyline,imipramine, desipramine, nortriptyline and doxepinand) and anticonvulsants,... Read more »

How to manage HIV drug induced peripheral neuropathy

I have been taking HIV meds close to 18 months now. I was on Triomune. Recently I started having peripheral neuropathy and the doctor changed the meds to truvada and nevirapine, but the tingling sensation in the feet wont just go.he has put me on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment of peripheral neuropathy due to medications can be very frustrating--there often is no simple answer. Stopping offending medications (such as the stavudine in Triomune) is often critical. Recovery is variable and often very slow but... Read more »

neuropathy: psych meds vs. pain management meds

Hello Dr Henry: I am an HIV Case Manager and am looking for some advice in a complex situation regarding neuropathy. My client who is sitting here with me has been experiencing "firery painful feeling from his feet up his legs to his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It sounds like he is getting fairly good care and has a challenging situation which is often frustrating. If he is on an HIV or other med that aggravates neuropathy then strong consideration should be given to switch off that medicine if possible.... Read more »

neuropathy: psych meds vs. pain management meds

I am an HIV Case Manager and am looking for some advice in a complex situation regarding neuropathy. My client who is sitting here with me has been experiencing "fiery painful feeling from his feet up his legs to his extremities, up his arms,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Dear Sleepless:I congratulate the PCP (which I assume is primary care physician) on avoiding narcotics here. They almost never work in the long term, and carry a significant risk of addiction.If there are any medications in the regimen that are... Read more »
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Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

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Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

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