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Lyrica Medication For Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
Ask the Experts

Lyrica for neuropathy

I have recently been denied to receive Lyrica by my Medicare Part D carrier because my diagnosis is non-diabetic/non-postherpetic neuropathy. Can you explain the difference between the above-mentioned type and HIV-related neuropathy? Is there a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lyrica has not been approved in the US by the FDA for the treatment of HIV associated peripheral neuropathy whereas it has received approval (due to results of studies on safety and efficacy) for the treatment of diabetic and post-herpetic Read more »

NEUROPATHY

ARE THERE ANY NEW TREATMENTS FOR NEUROPATHY. I FIND IT SO HARD TO WALK CERTAIN DAYS. AND I DON'T DRIVE SO I HAVE TO WALK TO THE STORES. DOES WALKING EVERY DAY HELP NEROPATHY AT ALL? AND WAHT ABOUT THE TRANSDERMAL PATCH THAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed HIV-associated distal sensory neuropathy or some other medical condition that can produce painful feet. There are some neuropathies that are very treatable, such as those caused by thyroid problems, vitamin B12 deficiency or pressure on a... Read more »

Lyrica

It has been stated that people suffering from neuropathy should try Lyrica for this. But I have also read that this medication can in some cases causes a reduction in lyphmocytes. Wouldn't this be a dangerous drug for someone with HIV???
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The approach to neuropathy in the setting of HIV infection is to first make sure that it truly is neuropathy and not something else that requires a specific Read more »

alcoholic neuropathy

Is there any effective treatment for alcoholic neuropathy?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...non-narcotic pain killers that can be tried, such as ibuprofen, amitryptiline, or gabapentin. Some newer medications such as Lyrica also appear very promising. Read more »
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The Well Project

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 Finding Support 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

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Zerit is stopped, but can be... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »

Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been dealing with this for some time 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... Read more »

Question about "Lyrica"

Posted by Bear60
...shouldnt? " I asked. "Oh I just started Lyrica. " "Maybe thats whats making me feel this way." Ok. LYRICA is for peripherial neuropathy. It lists as side effects dizziness and sleepliness and blurry vision. Well, given that it was 11 oclock... 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 »