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Neuropathy In Feet Does Folic Acid Help It

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and needles, burning, stiffness, or numbness in the feet and toes. It can also be tickling sensations, unexplained pain, or sensations that seem more intense than normal. PN symptoms can come and go. Serious PN can cause difficulty walking or standing. What...
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Anemia & Neuropathy

My current HIV regimen for the last three months includes: Tipranavir, Norvir, Kaletra, Combivir, Fuzeon & Foscarnet. I am also on triple anti fungal therapy for aspergilius in sinus. Ambisome, Cancidas(both IV) and voriconosol/Vfend oral. Over the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(AZT, Bactrim, ganciclovir, dapsone, pyrimethamine, interferon, cancer chemotherapy, etc.) to nutritional deficiencies (B12, folic acid, iron) to blood loss . . . and the list goes on and on and on from there. So the first step is for you and... Read more »

looking for neuropathy treatment alternatives

I have been HIV+ for almost 2 years. I have the beginnings of peripheral neuropathy in my toes and the bottoms of my feet. I had it worse 5 months ago while on study drugs involving Videx, Sustiva and either TC3 or Zerit and stopped the study Nov....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Some of my patients have benefited from acupuncture and/or massage for neuropathy but that has not been a consistent benefit (worth trying). Use of Ca, Mg supplements, N-acetyl carnitine, co-enzyme Q have been Read more »

Neuropathy

Hello- I hope you can offer some help. I have been experiencing trobbing in my feet for the past couple of years. It seems to be worse latter in the say, which seems to make sense. I recently went off of D4t and I am hoping that this might help in...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...your symptoms will improve. There are specific vitamin deficiencies which can result in peripheral neuropathy; most notably folic acid and vitamin B12. Your doctor can check your levels of these with a blood test. For pain that does not... Read more »

Neuropathy in feet, reversable ? relief ?

I have peripheral neuropathy in my toes and on the soles of both feet, advised by this forum that it is the stavudine in my meds. Currently I am on GPO VIR , single tablet so cannot just drop stavudine. I have improved over last 9 months, and this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy in the feet/toes in the setting of stavudine treatment is usually reversible if the stavudine is stopped before it gets too severe (there Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...combinationof both may cause the damage to the peripheral nerves. PN happens when the communication between the nerves in the feet and/orhands to the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Like frayed wires that canspark or misfire, PN becomes a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...gamma-linolenic acid, chromium, and magnesium. Potentially useful B vitamins include biotin, choline, inositol, cobalamin (B12), folic acid (B8), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), and thiamin (B1), which promote proper nerve function. Both cobalamin... Read more »
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Videx EC

...272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Videx is stopped, but can be painful and permanently debilitating if not treated in time. It... Read more »
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Zerit

...272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Zerit is stopped, but can be painful and permanently debilitating if not treated in time.... 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 »

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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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