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L-carnitine Neuropathy

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Can nutrition and exercise help improve HIV-related neuropathy?

Some background about me: I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in April of this year, a late-stage diagnosis with CD4 <50. My count is still <50 but I have recently started Atripla. In the past 2 months I have also been treated for PCP and subsequently...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...who will have improvements.I do not know of any nutritional considerations to improve PN, but two small studies using Acetyl-L-Carnitine supplements seemed to indicate benefit from taking this over-the-counter product. Here are the studies: ... Read more »

Is L-carnitine a good weight loss supplement

Is L-carnitine a safe and effective nutritional supplement for losing weight and gaining lean body... Read more »

Carnitine and neuropathy

Hi Doc...Thanks for your great help for us all...I am 50years old HIV+ since 1985 and been thru... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...(Dilantin). Antidepressants such as amitriptyline may also help. L-acetyl-carnitine (also called acetyl-l-carnitine or acetyl carnitine) has shown initial good results. Treatments depend on how serious the symptoms of PN are. Mild symptoms: ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can Carnitine Reduce Diabetes Risk and Improve Body Shape?

...levels of triglycerides, a fatty substance in the blood. Most of the studies focused on a formulation of carnitine called L-carnitine. Long-term studies of a different formulation of carnitine -- acetyl-L-carnitine -- suggest that this... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN including alpha-lipoic acid(thiotic acid), acetyl-carnitine, and evening primrose oil containing gammalinolenic acid. Caution should be taken when considering these... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...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 continue to take this every day to keep the... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has been exceptional, it has worked a treat. The neuropathy has reduced by up over 85% at a guess, circulation improved and energy levels increased. So, in my mind,... 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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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