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Lipoic Acid For Foot Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...therapies have been studied for PN caused by diabetes. B vitamins: Several B vitamins are useful in treating diabetic neuropathy. These include biotin, choline, inositol, and thiamine. They appear to improve nerve function. Alpha-lipoic acid may help protect nerves from inflammation. Gamma linolenic acid , found in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing...
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Severe Foot Cramps

Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+/AIDS since November 2006. I have been on different medicines and finally have once that is successful. My CD4 has finally risen to 128 still undetecable but much better when it was only 25 last month. However, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Peripheral neuropathy can be a very annoying and incapacitating HIV-related condition. I'll reprint some information about peripheral neuropathy from 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
...treating diabetic neuropathy. These include biotin, choline, inositol, and thiamine. They appear to improve nerve function. Alpha-lipoic acid may help protect nerves from inflammation. Gamma linolenic acid, found in evening primrose oil, has... 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 »

Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy in the feet/toes in the setting of stavudine treatment is usually reversible if the stavudine is stopped before it gets too severe (there Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or simple, easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN including alpha-lipoic acid(thiotic acid), acetyl-carnitine, and evening primrose oil containing gammalinolenic... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...peanuts, and whole grains); use of inositol supplements reportedly also has had good results. Alpha-lipoic acid, also known as thioctic acid, is a coenzyme (an organic molecule required for the function of certain enzymes) that acts as an... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

...reports from PHAs have shown the usefulness of the following nutrient supplements for preventing or reversing PN: alpha-lipoic acid (in doses of 300-500 mg, 2-3 times per day; preferably using an extended-release form) gamma-linolenic acid... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...trouble standing or walking. Some people refer to the pain as "frostbite", "pins and needles sticking in", "a lit match held to my foot" or "walking on broken glass". This could be so severe that wearing clothes or sleeping under blankets is... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
...now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I just received a RX from my doctor called... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps? Thanks a million. 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, Read more »

leg pain

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Has anyone experienced severe leg pain. My legs ache really bad only at night. Feel really heavy and ache. If so, what can I do about it. Read more »