Nortriptyline And Neuropathy
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Harvard Medical SchoolNo, neuropathy is diagnosed only by symptoms and by physical examination.People with neuropathy usually complain of burning pain or numbness in their toes, which may progress and involve the feet and legs. There are two important causes of... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineI think it's fair to say that your neuropathy isn't due to B12 deficiency. Neuropathy certainly can be due to HIV, but it can also be due to other problems such as diabetes or exposure to toxins. There are a number of approaches to... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineSeeing a good neurologist can often be helpful. The 3TC component of Combivir can sometimes aggravate/cause peripheral neuropathy so a switch to something like abacavir or tenofovor in a trial basis may be worth trying depending on the details of... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineThe tricyclic antidepressants, like amitriptyline, are still the most effective agents around. Sometimes higher doses can be helpful, provided you monitor drug levels. Amitriptyline is quite sedating, so if it's causing too much drowsiness... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesGreetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.
I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIs it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?
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Posted by AnonymousIs it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?
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Posted by bura, 3 RepliesCan someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »
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