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New Treatments For Neuropathy

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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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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
There are a number of new 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... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

neuroapthy new treatments

I have acute perfiral neuropathy and a friend of mine was in a drug trial sponsered by stanford medical school, my question is this, is there a possabilty that they will release the nerve growth hormone, they had great results for people with HIV,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
My understanding about the nerve growth factor was that the company had decided not to go forward with development despite an positive result in a trial conducted by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. I could be wrong about that but that was the... Read more »

Neuropathy recovery

I am a huge fan of this web site and appreciate all the wonderful advice from the Doctors! I have had severe neuropathy for the past three years and it is getting worse. I do not have any other factors that has been mentioned to worsen my condition....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some neuropathy seems to not get better. There are some new developments in the treatment of neuropathy. N acetyl carnitine and prosaptide 0 A nerve growth factor) are being studied by the ACTG and a high potency form of capsaicin is being studied... Read more »
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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 »


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 side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »

Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »

Back Again with a new Q

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey everyone,

Sorry to be bothersome. I had previously been thinking I was experiencing peripheral neuropathy (seems like a lot of questions on here about that recently - sorry to add yet another one) in fleeting random pains that occured mainly in... Read more »