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Neuropathy And Natural Supplements

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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do any supplements help with neuropathy?

my neuropathy is currently under control with lyrica and cymbalta. HOWEVER.....I've realized it continually gets worse and it would be nice to have something to take the edge off on those occasions it hurts more than usual. I've been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unless there is a documented vitamin deficiency (such as Vit B12 or folate) there is no convincing data about efficacy and safety of vitamin supplements (supplement L-carnitine has had some modest variable but still not convincing benefit). Area... Read more »

YOU CAN BE THE BEST DOCTOR OVER THE WORLD BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO UNDERESTIMATE THE NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS

as you said in this post: http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Archive/labmonitoring/Q169199.htmlI've been HIV+ for 5 years, and since 3 years ago my cd4's went from 13% Jan 06 to 23% 2 weeks ago (May 09), and a Viral load from 341.000...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and sorry that you feel that I'm disrespecting you or your supplements. I happen to have a belief system in scientific method- so unless there's good medical science to support any conclusion (supplement or pharmaceutical), I'm... Read more »

Conversion from synthetics to natural supplements

Is it possible, feasible, and wise to remove myself from'traditional' meds, e.g., lisinopril, simvastatin, bystolic& plavix, providing that there are natural alternatives tosafely & effectively replace them?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,You're taking some very powerful and important medications that treat cardiovascular disease (or risks)- in my opinion, it would be foolish to stop them and replace them with unproved "natural alternatives".If your having... Read more »

Natural supplement to ease fatigue?

Hi Doctor:I am currently taking Combivir and Viramune. I am a very active 42-year-old man who weight trains 5 days a week and am actively involved as a master gardener. My fatigue is the only side effect which bothers me. Is it the AZT in Combivir?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Tom, Fatigue in the setting of HIV disease is common and its cause is often multifactorial. Take a read through the archives on this forum, as I've addressed the common and not-so-common causes of HIV-related fatigue many, many times. Could... 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 »

NATURAL SOLUTION FOR NIGHT SWEATING

Posted by contractor, 7 Replies
My name is Marco and I had a lot of night sweating for one year. It is a problem that my family has (dad, nephew and more).
After doing a lot of research I found one simple solution for the problem and I DO NOT HAVE THE PROBLEM as long I take my own... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »

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 »