Neurontin Doesn't Help My Neuropathy
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Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeYeah, why not use Neurontin (gabapentin)? Studies show that Elavil (amitriptyline) is of virtually no value in treating neuropathy, while Neurontin is quite effective (at least in diabetic neuropathy). These data reflect my clinical experience and... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineHigher doses of Neurontin are often used (up to 3200 mg/day). Gabitril is sometimes effective. Topical capsaicin or lidocaine can help. There are studies opening soon in the US by the ACTG looking at a new treatment for HIV related peripheral... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineNeurontin can be helpful to treat some forms of neuropathy but is not usually advised if there is actual nerve damage occurring from a pinched nerve (mechanical relief or physical therapy often recommended). You need to see your HIV doctor or... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps?
Thanks a million.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyi am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »
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