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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...research is planned for several PN treatments, includingerythropoietin and acetyl-carnitine, which may protect nerves from damage.Another approach being studied is the potential benefit of adding self-hypnosisto an existing pain medication regimen. Finding Support Finding support and help is critical. Peer organizations or local HIVsupport groups can offset the sense of helplessness many people who sufferchronic pain feel. Also, seeing...
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pain medications

what pain medication can i take with HIV meds?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...This is a very broad question. There are many different types of pain medications depending on the severity of pain. Also, the treatment of pain depends greatly on the cause of the pain. For example, peripheral Read more »

Is peripheral neuropathy reversible?

I have been on AZT then Combivir and now Atripla for the past 19 yrs. The neuropathy in my feet is almost unbearable. I am in recovery so I refuse to take any narcotic pain medication. If I switch meds is it possible for the neuropathy to be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The meds in Atripla have a low rate of peripheral neuropathy associated with them so my confidence that the neuropathy will reverse if switched around is not high but it can happen. Rarely Read more »

peripheral neuropathy because of taking Triomune 40

How true is it that Triomune 40 causes peripheral neuropathy and blindness? what other dangers are there in taking this antiretroviral as there are no pain management drugs in Africa?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...rare. Switching the D4T to AZT or tenofovir would be a consideration if either of those drugs was available to you. Standard pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, acetominophen can provide some pain relief as can narcotics. KH Read more »

what do you do to eliminate neuropathy?

Dr. Bob,I am suffering from terrible neuropathy and it is really disrupting my quality of life. It makes me more than just simply fatigued. It makes me tired to try to keep fighting and that's not acceptable, wouldn't you say?Dr. Bob, I am just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello James,Sorry to hear you are having such difficulties! I wish I had an easy answer for you, but I don't. Neuropathy is nerve damage that can cause numbness, burning, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet. In those of us that are "virally Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

...and mental. One of the situations that we face with HIV/AIDS is pain ... from neuropathy, aging, etc., etc. I myself was on pain medication -- exactly, Oxycodone. Well, 8 years ago when one of the doctors I saw prescribed it to me, he never told... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...research, however, suggests that opioids may be most effective for neuropathic pain when used in combination with other types of pain medication such as gabapentin. Ian Gilron of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and colleagues studied... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
The Body PRO

Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...randomized trials in the ACTG [AIDS Clinical Trials Group]. We primarily focused on naive patients: We looked at what sort of neuropathic signs and symptoms they have after they initiate therapy. Scott Evans, Ph.D. Scott... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I... Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

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