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Neuropathy And Capsaicin

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...pregabalin (Lyrica) is also used to reduce PN pain. However, a study in 2010 found no benefit to pregabalin. Other drugs being used for PN include patches or creams for local treatment. These contain the anesthetic lidocaine, or capsaicin, the chemical that gives hot chili peppers their heat. Nutrient therapies : Nutrient therapies have been studied for PN caused by diabetes. B vitamins: Several B vitamins are useful in treating...
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peripheral neuropathy

I have been HIV pos for 23 years now. I have been on many drugs like Zerit and Videx. My T Cell is 226 and no viral load. In 2007 I started having pain and numbness in my left toes and foot. Then it started to move up my calf. Then my right...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Need to remove if possible any drug that could be contributing to problem. Lidocaine patches, capsaicin topical, gabapentin, acupuncture, spinal cord injections or infusions and other options can help some patients. You need to discuss Read more »

INCREASING PAIN OF NEUROPATHY.

I HAVE HAD NEUROPATHY ABOUT A YEAR INTO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH AIDS IN 1998. I WAS A WALKER AND MORE AND MORE PAIN MADE IT SO UNCONFORTABLE AT NIGHT. I FELT LIKE MY LEGS AND FEET WERE PINBALL MACHINES WITH NAILS BEING FLUNG AROUND. NEURONTIN OR...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...question-one of the most frustrating topics out there for many patients. effective use of narcotics, local lidocaine patches or capsaicin, Lyrica, acupuncture--each of those might help a subset of patients often unpredictably so often helpful to... Read more »

Spinal Neuropathy Treatment

What are the current treatment regimens. I have beeen using neurontin, but it is only partially effectuve. Due to a spinal cord infection which caused paraplegia I have sensory neuropathy in the buttocks area which results in unbearable pain if I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...or investigational treatment options for neuropathy. Cymbalta is helpful in some patients. Prospaptide O and high strength capsaicin are under study for peripheral neuropathy. I often seek consultation from paain specialist (often they utilize... Read more »

Open enrollment for neuropathy study

Dear Dr. Henry,On Aug. 6, you responded to a question about using Acetyl-l-carnetine (ALCAR) to stimulate nerve regneration in patients suffering from neuropathy. You mentioned that the ACTG is conducting a study using ALCAR to relieve symptoms of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy is a big deal as you demonstrate in your note. One problem with many of the studies is that they require that the background Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

... There are limited effective treatments for the painful condition HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP). Capsaicin desensitizes cutaneous nociceptors resulting in reduced pain. The authors reported on a placebo-controlled study... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...but that has not been studied. Fortunately, there is encouraging news about new drugs in development. Onesuch drug is called capsaicin and comes in a patch. Capsaicin is the "hot"chemical produced in chili peppers. In a recent study, one... 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

Pain Patch for Neuropathy Fails in Study

...pain where the experimental drug gets absorbed into the skin with little absorption into the bloodstream. The patch contains capsaicin, the compound that makes chili peppers "spicy". Earlier studies have shown capsaicin patches control pain in... Read more »
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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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »