Medications To Treat Neuropathy
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Tufts University School of MedicineIf I understand you correctly, your doctor thinks that you recently acquired both HIV and HCV infections. If your HCV infection is acute, then your best chance at cure is with rapid initiation of therapy. However, with that said, there is no data to... Read more »
Duke University Medical CenterNeuropathy 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 HIV itself. Amitriptyline, or Elavil, is a commonly... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolAs you point out in your question, the most common reasons for neuropathy are HIV infection itself, and the drugs we use to treat it. The most common drugs in this category are the "d-drugs": ddC, ddI, and d4T. Other causes of neuropathy... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your question.In general, early or mild symptoms of peripheral neuropathy often respond to HAART. Later or more severe PN is much more difficult to treat. It is important in this statement to avoid certain medications whose use are... Read more »
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Posted by James1941, 1 ReplyI was just reading Scot on 'Fatigue' and know that I am lucky/unlucky to be living in Australia.
Lucky because HIV means a full disability pension - permanent, not much but enough to exist on. Lucky because I too suffer from fatigue but, because of... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesGreetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.
I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »
Posted by LomitadarenThis is a prime example of how vulnerable we (PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome.
Millions of dollars a... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousI have been using a combination of "Chinese Herbs" to treat Peripheral Neuropathy and had some tremedous relief. My neruologist said my attenuation tests show "healing of the nerves." Is anyone else having any success with nutritional intervention... Read more »
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