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Medications To Treat Severe Pain Due To Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. 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...
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Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and painful....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that you establish care with an HIV specialist physician and HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician immediately. Certain antiretroviral medications can be taken during pregnancy and they significantly decrease the risk of mother-to-child HIV... Read more »

Neuropathy with Truvada and Kaletra with 13 years of being positive?

I have a question regarding my medications and my hiv. I have been HIV positive for over 13 years and currently on Truvada and Kaletra and lithium . I am wondering what is percentage of having some symptoms of neuropathy? Is vitimin sufficents...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Vitamin D and hormone deficiencies can cause some aching so a good general health/nutrition evaluation is recommended. Often pain in arms and legs is hard to characterize (fibromyalgia and other conditions occur in HIV+ persons as in the general... Read more »

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
...neuropathy from the archives below. You might also request an evaluation from an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist. They are the pain specialists.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Peripheral neuropathy.

Medical inquiry.My name is DNM, male and aged 58 next September. I reside in Harare Zimbabwe and was diagnosed HIV positive in May 2006 and started anti retroviral treatment (ART) in August 2006. At that time my CD count was 160. Since then I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...with. PN was a common problem in the US among HIV+ patients on treatment but is has been seen less often over the last 10+ years due to shifts away from using drugs such as stavudine or ddI. it is less common with lamvudine and zidovudine but a... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...degenerate and are lost, starting with the nerve cells farthest from the CNS. DPSN caused by antiretroviral drugs is thought to be due to impaired mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are structures within a cell that produce energy and are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) was available, about 20% of people with AIDS developed severe dementia. Strong antiretroviral medications (ARVs) have cut the rate of serious dementia. However, with longer survival, more people with AIDS... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...medicines, lack of vitamins or HIV itself. A common example of PN is carpal tunnel syndrome . Peripheral neuropathy can be due to damage to the coating ( myelin ) of the nerve endings. The damage may also be due to a breakdown of the nerve... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...stop or reduce a drug, it maytake six to eight weeks for the PN symptoms to decrease. If the symptomscontinue, the PN could be due to HIV. Relieving the pain can require a combination of drugs and other non-medicaltherapies. Using Tylenol or... Read more »
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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

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 »

Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching experience if the handshaker decides to give me a firm handshake. The... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...out was Peripheral Neuropathy. Has anyone else had symptoms of this, which they have been successfully treated for? I am due to commence therapy in the next day, however, my mind is in a complete whirl.... I am opting for... Read more »