Itching Feet Neuropathy
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Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeWhat you are describing appears to be HIV-related neuropathy. The ddI you are on may not be the initial cause, but it may tend to make it worse. There are a number of treatment options including analgesics (starting with an NSAID, e.g., ibuprofen,... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineAbsolutely. Pain from neuropathy can be terrible for some patients-it is a symptom which needs to be taken very seriously. Could result from HIV infection, side effect of medications, or other medical conditions (diabetes, vitamin deficiencies,... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaZostrix has limited benefit in this setting.The Neurontin can be pushed to doses as high as 1500 mg tid, so you have quite a ways to go.Also, have you tried some antidepressants such as amitryptiline? They seem to be helpful in this setting, in... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineGetting off the D drugs is stil a good idea. Increased Neurontin may help. Zostrix /lidocaine topical helps some. Use of vitamins/mineral/anti-oxidants may help some (see John Kaiser's book Healing HIV or the www.daair.org website for some... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousI 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 ScotCharles, 1 ReplyI have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. ... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone 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 ScotCharles, 7 RepliesI 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 »
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