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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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Will My Peripheral Neuropathy ever go away?

I have had HIV since 1984, AIDS since 1998, and peripheral neuropathy since 1986. My viral load is near undetectable.My pain is still bad and I am on Meds for it. Two doctors feels that since I am nearly undetectable I should be have no pain...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Recovery from HIV or HIV-drug related peripheral neuropathy often but now always will occur when switched to an effective regimen with lower risk for peripheral neuropathy. In my experience some patients have persistent peripheral neuropathy despite... Read more »

the neuropathy, if that's what it is, won't go away

I've been HIV+ for over ten years now. I've recovered from lots of different side effects from meds over the years but I've been off the D4t for two years yet the pain, unsteadiness and general weakness in both my legs, that has been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sometimes HIV drug neuropathy doesn't get better. I often involve an HIV interested neurologist and a pain specialist to both look for other possible causes and to maximize symptoms control. Epivir and perhaps some of the other HIV drugs can... Read more »

the neuropathy, if that's what it is, won't go away

I've been HIV+ for over ten years now. I've recovered from lots of different side effects from meds over the years but I've been off the D4t for two years yet the pain, unsteadiness and general weakness in both my legs, that has been...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There are a number of things that can account for symptoms of pain and unsteadiness in the legs that can be easily diagnosed by a neurologist. The first thing I would say is to try to confirm by nerve conduction studies that the problem is, indeed,... Read more »

Neurontin treatment for neuroopathy

I have been suffering from peripheral neuropathy for some time now -- specifically, very cold (not painful) feet. We've eliminated HAART meds as the cause (no "d" drugs). I've also had an ultrasound doppler to be sure this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I wouldn't say neurontin has a checkered history. It has demonstrated effectiveness in diabetic neuropathy. There are not many good published studies using neurontin in the setting of HIV-related neuropathy. Neurontin is widely used by many... Read more »
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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 »

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.

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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 »