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Natural Remedy For Foot Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and needles, burning, stiffness, or numbness in the feet and toes. It can also be tickling sensations, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What...
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natural remedies?

Does anyone know of some natural remedies/herbs etc... which helps in HIV treatment?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...matter before combination HAART became available) we could do very little to stop the unremitting growth of the virus. We need natural remedies as complementary treatments with HAART, to help lessen side effects and maintain health. But the... Read more »

Natural remedies to lower viral load?

Dear Doctor, I am currently making a short film about HIV/AIDs. I am going to be entering my film into a contest through the Red Cross. I wanted to know if there are natural ways to reduce one's viral load. Has physical activity, meditation,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Those modalities certainly improve overall well being, but to my knowledge have not been shown to reduce viral load. Read more »

Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy in the feet/toes in the setting of stavudine treatment is usually reversible if the stavudine is stopped before it gets too severe (there Read more »

Initiating Treatment because of devloping neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctors. Thank you for the great work you all do on this site and giving the many of us in countries without ready access to expert opinions a forum to raise our questions. I seroconverted in December 2006 (best estimate). My current first...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.If the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy ("distal symmetric sensory neuropathy") is confirmed and there is no other compelling reason (like diabetes or syphilis) for Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...combinationof both may cause the damage to the peripheral nerves. PN happens when the communication between the nerves in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...spinal cord are the center for your nervous system, PN is found in other parts of your body. Normally, PN affects the toes, feet and legs first. The fingers, hands and arms can become affected as well. When diagnosed and treated early, PN can... Read more »
Being Alive

Manage Peripheral Neuropathy

...supplementation? Peripheral neuropathy causes pain (sometimes described as tingling or burning) and numbness in the hands and feet. While HIV is one cause of the condition, it's certainly not the only one. Diabetes and cancer treatments (such... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...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 painful and permanently debilitating if not treated in time.... Read more »
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Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
Not yet on meds, still have a decent T cell count. Started taking Korean Ginseng. NAC, ST Johns Wort and Lysine (collagen, I am a little paranoid about wrinkles :) ) and a good multivit. Oh and plan to start breathing meditations with my BF (he... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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