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Medications To Treat 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 except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people
Ask the Experts

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
...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 nerve that can be relieved.... Read more »

Unresponsive CD4 & Peripheral Neuropathy

HiI'm a Haemophiliac who has been infected for at least 15 years. I started taking meds around 9 years ago. I have always been fit and healthy, good lab results, etc. However, I have built up resistance to most of the drugs available. 12 months ago...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...may be reversible depending on the cause, etc. (For example, diabetes may cause a reversible PN.) There are several types of medications used to treat neuropathy. (gabapentin, imipramine, depakote, etc.) Talk with your doc.Be well. Read more »

Spinal Neuropathy Treatment

What are the current treatment regimens? I have beeen using neurontin, but it is only partially effective. Due to a spinal cord infection which caused paraplegia I have sensory neuropathy in the buttocks area which results in unbearable pain if I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The issue with neurontin used to treat HIV or medication-related neuropathy is that it is often not used in high enough doses. I often push it to 1200 mg tid before Read more »

neuropathy

I am having a lot of trouble with peripheral neuropathy and my doctor is treating me with elavil. However, I don't seem to notice much relief. Is there another or perhaps better treatment for my problem?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Neuropathy can be a real problem. Are you on any medications which could cause neuropathy such as D4T, DDI or DDC? Are you drinking alcohol habitually? Neuropathy can also be related to Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...sense of helplessness many people who sufferchronic pain feel. Also, seeing a neurologist early for a diagnosis andtargeted medications can help maintain a pain level that is manageable. AIMS for PN The easy way to remember the keys to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...numbness and tingling. Agents from various drug classes have been tested as DSPN therapies, with mixed results. Most of these medications are aimed at managing pain, but some may actually help regenerate damaged nerves. While some trials have... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...the urine. Risks for pancreatitis include higher than recommended doses of NRTIs, advanced HIV, and alcohol use. Stop all HIV medications and see a health care provider right away. Your physician will check for pancreatitis by doing blood tests.... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I have finished here. 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 for the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...addition, would HIV lipodistrophy present itself within 3 years of contracting HIV......as well as molluscum, floaters, and neuropathy? Thanks for your time and informed response! Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...reasoanble, but not totatlly effective and the mental effect too powerful. In September, 2004 I was introduced by our local Treatments Officer to L-Carnetine and have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has... Read more »