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Lidocaine Patches For Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...relievers such as codeine or methadone can be used. The anti-seizure medication pregabalin (Lyrica) is also used to reduce PN pain. However, a study in 2010 found no benefit to pregabalin. Other drugs being used for PN include patches or creams for local treatment. These contain the anesthetic lidocaine, or capsaicin, the chemical that gives hot chili peppers their heat. Nutrient therapies : Nutrient therapies have been studied for PN...
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peripheral neuropathy

I have been HIV pos for 23 years now. I have been on many drugs like Zerit and Videx. My T Cell is 226 and no viral load. In 2007 I started having pain and numbness in my left toes and foot. Then it started to move up my calf. Then my right...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Need to remove if possible any drug that could be contributing to problem. Lidocaine patches, capsaicin topical, gabapentin, acupuncture, spinal cord injections or infusions and other options can help some patients. Read more »

INCREASING PAIN OF NEUROPATHY.

I HAVE HAD NEUROPATHY ABOUT A YEAR INTO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH AIDS IN 1998. I WAS A WALKER AND MORE AND MORE PAIN MADE IT SO UNCONFORTABLE AT NIGHT. I FELT LIKE MY LEGS AND FEET WERE PINBALL MACHINES WITH NAILS BEING FLUNG AROUND. NEURONTIN OR...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and tough question-one of the most frustrating topics out there for many patients. effective use of narcotics, local lidocaine patches or capsaicin, Lyrica, acupuncture--each of those might help a subset of patients often unpredictably so often... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...used. The anti-seizure medication pregabalin (Lyrica) is also used to reduce PN pain. Other drugs being studied for PN include patches for local treatment. The patches contain the anesthetic lidocaine, or capsaicin, the chemical that gives hot... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...painincreases and becomes severe, stronger narcotics may be considered. Other treatments can include: Topical lidocaine patch called Lidoderm Acupuncture, massage, yoga, hypnosis, and meditation A visit to the podiatrist to... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...showed that it didn't lower the pain. However, some people do use it. A larger international study is now looking at using a skin patch with capsaicin , the compound that makes chili peppers "spicy". So far, the study has showed good results of... 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

Pain Patch for Neuropathy Fails in Study

...showed that NGX-4010 failed to perform better than placebo. Given the current lack of treatments for neuropathy, failure of this skin patch to control pain caused by distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP) is a disappointment to people with HIV... Read more »
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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 »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »