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Lamictal Medication For Neuropathy

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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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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 »

Severe Neuropathy

Dr. Boyle,I was diagnosed in 1986 and took no medication for HIV until I began having tingling in my feet and pneumonia in 1993. The neuropathy became so crippling and severe I was bedridden for two years. I have never taken any of the...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I have used lamictal in several patients with neuropathy and some have gotten significant relief from it. It is certainly worth trying at this point along with the L-acetyl carnitine, although there is very limited data to support the use of the... Read more »

Neuropathy

Dear Doctors, I am suffering from neuropathy, this has been going on for sometime now, but yet I have no reliefe. I have been Postive since Mar of 1983 and have been on AZT since about 1984, in the meantime I have done all the "D" drugs,...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
You must have gotten some of your dates wrong (did you mean 1993 and 1994?), but to respond to your question:Neuropathy is a difficult problem to treat. It can result from HIV, drugs, infections, vitamin deficiencies and other causes. It can also be... Read more »

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
The best treatment is to stop the cause of it, i.e., if its HIV to suppress it, if its a drug to stop it or reduce it, etc. Sometimes elimination of the cause is not possible or the neuropathy persists even after the cause has been removed and... Read more »
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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 took dna pcr to try to end all of this... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
JUST HAD A QUESTION. IS THIS SOMETHING U GET IN EARLY HIV INFECTION? I'VE FELT THIS PINS AND NEEDLES SENSATION ON BOTH ARMS AND BURNING FEET AND NOW IM SCARED I HAVE HIV. MY EXPOSURE WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO (VAGINAL) IM STRESSING OUT SO MUCH AND I... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »