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L Glutamine For Peripheral 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

L-glutamine breakdown

I understand that l-glutamine dissolved into water will breakdown after about 45 minutes. Is this true? Does it need to be ingested immediately after mixing, and if not, how soon after?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Most amino acids will undergo hydrolysis in water after a time. The time depends on the temperature and each one is different. I would follow the directions on the package. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D. Read more »

Sustiva and L-Glutamine

I decided to start taking L-Glutimane as a precautionary measure against lypodistrophy or wasting. It says to take it on an empty stomach. Sustiva is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach or by avoiding high fat foods. I take the Sustiva when I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I wouldn't be overly concerned about L-glutamine interfering with the Sustiva. There is little data that use of L-glutamine can prevent lipodystrophy (other approaches include Read more »

Sustiva and L-Glutamine

I decided to start taking L-Glutimane as a precautionary measure against lypodistrophy or wasting. It says to take it on an empty stomach. Sustiva is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach or by avoiding high fat foods. I take the Sustiva when I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any data on this subject. However I would not guess that glutamine would interfere with the Sustiva. You can always take it at another time, if you are worried. Good luck! DTD Read more »

L-Glutamine and Diarrhea

I have read in several places that L-Glut is good for diarrhea. The first week should be about 40 grams per day in 4-5 divided doses. What is good for maintenance dose after that and what is your general experience with this?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...I have had several patients respond quite well to glutamine. Maintenance dose seems to be 10-20 grams daily. You could actually titrate the dose to your own needs. The biggest problem Read more »
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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 »
AIDS Survival Project

Managing Symptoms and Side Effects

...Dapsone and others. It can also occur with nutritional deficiencies and overdoses, with diabetes and miscellaneous conditions. Peripheral neuropathies can vary from slight tingling and numbness to extreme discomfort, and this is why the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 4. Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements

...immunity because it helps to maintain the intestinal barrier and is a preferred fuel for various cells of the immune system. Glutamine levels decline during periods of physiological stress like opportunistic infection, surgery, burn and cancer.... Read more »
The Well Project

Diarrhea

...diarrhea. Make sure to ask your HIV doctor first; do not just start taking them on your own. Some of these supplements include: L-glutamine: 10-30 grams per day. This supplement is often helpful if your diarrhea is caused by HIV drugs. You may... Read more »
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hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...morning and evening, usually combined with orange juice or milk, some sort of fruit, and a teaspoon of creatine ? 5 grams of l-glutamine daily in the form of 10 chewable tablets ~~~ my workout routine is pretty simple: ? a body part a day, 4-5... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation. I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive: Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion? If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dear jackie blue, my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months. should i need to keep testing until one year.... as im very stressed out.i recently Read more »