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Neurontin For Neuropathy

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Change of regimen

Hi Dr HenryThe past six months I was on Efavirence, Lamuvidine, Stavudine and Purbac DS. In the begining I coped well but as time goes on (after five months) I started experiencing Pheripheral Neuropathy and I lost too much weight on my limbs. My...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Use of Lamzid (AZT/3TC) may help for some patients with fat loss and neuropathy from stavudine. Ideally would like to be able to use a tenofovir based option (limited but expanding availability in resource Read more »

Sustiva/Truvada neuropathy?

Dear Keith:I am 31 years old. I have had type 1 diabetes (IDDM) since 1985, and HIV positive since... Read more »

Neuropathy

Dear Doctors, I am suffering from neuropathy, this has been going on for sometime now, but yet I... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...narcotics (Tylenol withcodeine) plus additional drugs such as antidepressants (Elavil), oranticonvulsants (Tegretol, Dilantin, Neurontin, Lamictal). If the painincreases and becomes severe, stronger narcotics may be considered. Other treatments... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...often to treat other conditions like PN, and studies show some success in controlling its pain. Several drugs are used for PN: Neurontin (gabapentin), Dilantin (phenytoin), Tegretol (carbamazepine) and Lamictal (lamotrigine), among others. You... 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 Read more »

employment for a AA female in Atlanta

Posted by darlene45, 1 Reply
...diagnosed since 2001, I suffer with neuropathy in my hands. Neuropathy in my hands makes them tingle and ache. Currently I am taking neurontin every night along with 3 Tylenol PM. I also am a diabetic, therefore I hit with neuropathy double,... Read more »

med question

Posted by lindaluv51, 1 Reply
...I'm experiencing some very annoying burning pain in feet from neuropathy..my hiv doctor prescribed Neurontin..when taking this med it makes me feel kinda "weird" or "goofy".. hard to expain..but I was Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps? Thanks a million. Read more »