Lamictal Medication For Neuropathy

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Most doctors know it as a sock and glove nerveproblem, because the areas most affected are where you wear your socks andgloves. What Causes PN? The causes of PN are still unknown. Researchers suspect that either HIV, ordrugs that are toxic to the nervous system (neurotoxic drugs), or a combinationof both may cause the damage to the peripheral nerves. PN happens when the communication between the nerves in the feet and/orhands to the...
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Best treatment for Neuropathy

In your opinion, what is the best treatment for neuropathy?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...neuropathy persists even after the cause has been removed and medications need to be used to control the neuropathy. Non-steroidal drugs such as ibuprofen, etc., can help with the pain, but sometimes the pain is so great that opioid drugs are... Read more »


My brother has Aids Dementia and unfortunately has suffered with burning feet for over two years. It has now started in his hands.He has tried various treatments.Also numerous anti seizure drugs i.e. Neurontin, Lamictal but again these have caused...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sounds like a very challenging and frustrating situation. From the list of medications he has tried it looks like he has been seen by pain specialists and neurologists and has tried most of the treatments that help Read more »

re: peripheral neuropathy

I too have had horrible experiences with neuropathy. The same meds now helping, however a new neuro doctor put me on cymbalta because it is being used by diabetic patients who have neuropathy. I am so amazed how this med has worked for me! The...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Thanks for your post. I have not yet used this medication but have heard of others who have had positive experiences. Lamictal is another medication that has helped.DW Read more »

DT4 & Neuropathy

Ok I was on dt4 dor two months and the pain and tingling in my feet were crazy. I stopped teh drug I am now taking Kalentra, zigen and small dose of azt 200 mg a day cause small doses work well for me. VL is 0 t cells are 485 have never been hight I...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...worsen. It may take some time for the neuropathy to completely go away and in the meantime I would use analgesics and neurotin or lamictal as needed to relieve your symptoms. Vitamin supplementation is unlikely to be helpful, but it's not likely... 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 »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...most often by diabetes and alcoholism. For those living with HIV, HIV itself can cause PN by infecting nerve cells. Some HIV drugs -- notably Zerit (stavudine, d4T) and Videx (didanosine, ddI) -- and drugs used to treat HIV related infections,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What Causes PN? PN can be caused by HIV infection of nerve cells, by drugs used to treat HIV or other health problems, or other factors. Risk factors for PN include higher HIV viral load,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...PN tend to occur at different stages of HIV disease). Early in HIV disease, people may experience AIDP, CIDP, and various mononeuropathies. DSP is most common in middle and late stages, with incidence increasing as immune system damage... Read more »
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Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »


Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I... Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...there having any luck with this, or other supplements? Does anyone know of any new treatment being used? I've been on neurontin, lamictal and hydrocodone for a couple of years with little success. Has anyone heard of a new "topical aspirin" cream... Read more »
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