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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...antidepressant approved for diabetic nerve pain anddepression that affects two naturally-occurring chemicals in the brain. Theremay be interactions with HIV drugs but that has not been studied. Fortunately, there is encouraging news about new drugs in development. Onesuch drug is called capsaicin and comes in a patch. Capsaicin is the "hot"chemical produced in chili peppers. In a recent study, one treatment with thecapsaicin patch reduced...
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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 Read more »

re: neuropathy question

Hi Dr. ConwayThank you for awnsering my inital question. I think I have some good news and a follow up question.1) I just had a 13 week test and it came back negative. Is this conclusive?I have read some sites that say 6 months is the only...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Neuropathy of the type you describe is quite non-specific, and it could well be due to an intercurrent self-limited viral disease, that Read more »


can neuropathy be treatable?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy due to HIV often will improve with HIV treatment. Neuropathy due to certain HIV drugs may bet better if treatment switched to Read more »

Neuropathy- help needed

Dr Dezube thanks for your great work on this site. I finished chemotherapy two weeks ago. Now I'm in remission and feel very blessed. I have just one residual effect from the chemotherapy, neuropathy in my hands and feet caused by the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...completed the courses of chemotherapy. Congratulations! What you describe in terms of neuropathies is indeed quite common. The good news that in time the neuropathies from the vincristine will get better. So how to make it more manageable now?... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

..."These results suggest that NGX-4010 could provide a promising new treatment for painful HIV neuropathy." Back to other news for July 2008 Search the Newsroom archive 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 »
AIDS Treatment News

New Neuropathy Treatment Guidelines

...but sometimes used are NSAIDs; many experts believe they are not effective for this kind of pain. (However, AIDS Treatment News has heard anecdotal reports of relief with Voltaren Emulgel, an NSAID in a topical formulation. The topical form is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...antiretroviral nucleoside analogues. AIDS 11(2): 185-190. February 1997. Lands, L. Neuropathy: nutrient therapies. AIDS Treatment News 250. July 5, 1996. McArthur, J.C. Sensory neuropathy in HIV/AIDS. Report from the 8th CROI. The Hopkins... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...Nieberg thinks I may have immune recovery syndrome; Girard thinks I may have HIV related multifocal degenerative neuropathy. Good news is that the pain has substantially stopped. I am very tired all the time and could easily sleep all day. Has... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has been exceptional, it has worked a treat. The neuropathy has reduced by up over 85% at a guess, circulation improved and energy levels increased. So, in my mind,... Read more »

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 »