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Lidocaine Patches For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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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
Good 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 »

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. You need to discuss further... Read more »

Virus under control; but Neuropathy making life miserable..

I've been living with HIV since 1986 and have the virus at present undetectable and T-Cell count of 560...My Doc has tried everything imaginable, even going to Holland for a sugar cane medication which failed...I'm currently sleeping only...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It is useful to begin with the composition of your current HAART regimen. If you are on any medications that are neurotoxic, they should be stopped or changed. The usual suspects causing or perpetuating neuropathy are d4T (Zerit) and ddI (Videx).... Read more »

Patches on palms

Dear Dr,During December 2000 I noticed that I have dark pink patches on the outside of both hand palms. The skin there feels sort of numb and on the left hand there seems to be a hard lump underneath. My doctor says that it's probably my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention about your HIV status (are you infected, what is your T-cell count, etc). It is unclear what is the nature of the condition on your palms though it sounds somewhat unusual to be directly HIV related and to be located only in... Read more »
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NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »

White patches on tonsils

Posted by Worriedsick3139, 1 Reply
Hi,

5 weeks after my exposure I had found something on my tonsils. There were these whitish/yellow patches (not dots) on my tonsils. No fever, no sore throat, no cough OR no other symptom noticed. 24 days before this I had a cold which lasted for a... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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