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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...benefit of smoking marijuana (see fact sheet 731 ) to relieve PN pain. Drug treatments: No drug has been approved to repair nerve damage. Some health care providers use drugs developed to treat seizures, such as gabapentin (Neurontin) or phenytoin (Dilantin). Antidepressants such as amitriptyline may also help. L-acetyl-carnitine (also called acetyl-l-carnitine or acetyl carnitine) has shown initial good results. Treatments depend on how...
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Best treatment for Neuropathy

In your opinion, what is the best treatment for neuropathy?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...important principle to to try and pinpoint the cause of the neuropathy and then tailor therapy accordingly. For established neuropathy Neurontin in high doses is a popular treatment. Judicious use of non-steroidal drugs and narcotics is also... 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 problem is not vascular. ...
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 Read more »

Neuropathy tx & antidepressants

I am a 43yo female with AIDS. I have been on Effexor XR 75mg for a few years. Recently I was placed on Amitriptylin 25mg for neuropathy. Neurontin was the drug of choice but I had a possible rash with this drug in the past. After 4 days of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...vertigo or dizziness persists, you should consult your doctor.Amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), and gabapentin (Neurontin) are the most commonly prescribed drugs for treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is... Read more »

A good antiviral regimen for recovery from neuropathy

I have been on combivir and crixovan (3.5 years) and then combivir and nevirapine since with no detectable viral load (ever) and CD4 counts above 800 (after initial low of 280)with occasional stimulation with IL-2. During the past 2 years I have...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...perhaps with a protease inhibitor. Alternatively, you could elect to continue your present regimen and treat your neuropathy with Neurontin or amitriptyline. I strongly suggest discussing this issue with a knowledgable health care provider who... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...placebo. Studies of duloxetine for pain management of HIV-associated neuropathy are underway. Anticonvulsants Gabapentin (Neurontin or generic equivalents) was originally developed to treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy, but it has been... 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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

...necessary for long-term relief The following pharmaceutical agents help some reduce pain, although they won't eliminate numbness: Neurontin (gabapentin) is usually the first-line therapy since it often works better for neuropathic pain than... Read more »
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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 wondering if the drug has affected Read more »

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 »

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 »