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Methadone Treatment For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

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 A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Methadone & HIV

I'm taking Methadone for pain management, pain from a combination of neuropathy, arthropathy, muschle pain, spinal discomfort from degeneration in the cervical and lubar regions as well as spondylosis of my entire spine. I'm taking 20mg...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Brian,This is an HIV information website. Are you HIV-positive? If so, write back with additional details of your HIV meds, viral load, T-cell counts, etc. Methadone can have significant drug interactions with some HIV medications. Even if... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

hepatitis C and methadone treatment

Hello,My sister found out she had Hepatitis C about two years ago. She is in methadone treatment and not really considering treatment for the hep c right now. I think she should be actively pursuing treatment...the sooner the better (?). And I...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Methadone maintenance is not an absolute reason not to start therapy for HCV. Recent preliminary studies suggest that patients in a stable methadone maintenance program (without other reasons that would exclude them from therapy) can do well on... Read more »

Restarting treatment after approx 5 years off while on methadone

Hello, thanks for what all the folks here are doing... I found out I was HIV+ in July 2003 within weeks of being exposed and immediately started treatment (Combivir and Viramune). I remained on that regimen and did well for roughly 4 years. I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Congratulations on being so engaged (and frank) about your medical care and health challenges- when it comes to drug dependency, these issues can be enormously difficult.So yes, there are possible <a... 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 side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »

Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... 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, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »

Does anyone has dry mouth and neuropathy early HIV

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
Does anyone here experience persistent dry mouth and throat and white coated tongue and peripheral neuropathy (Burning, stinging, tingling feet and hands which is persistent?

This has occur after 3 months of lowgrade fever and 2 episodes of hives... Read more »