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Pain Medicine Recommended For Severe Neuropathy Pain

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Ask the Experts

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and painful....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...based on your health insurance or lack thereof. To locate an HIV specialist in your area, check the American Academy of HIV Medicine's Web site at There you will find a roster of certified HIV specialists listed by locale. (I'll... Read more »

Foot pain

I have had hiv for 13 years, have never been sick. I have been taking protease inhibitors for 5... Read more »

neuropathy pain

am on triomune and it has been a year now . i have severe pain on my legs and feet .Got a cd4 count... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...of DSPN attributable to PIs is likely very small and should not preclude their use. Susan Morgello of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and colleagues published data from the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank, which enrolled 187 patients between January... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...over 100 types of PN and many different causes for it. They include injury, inherited diseases, chronic conditions, infections, medicines, lack of vitamins or HIV itself. A common example of PN is carpal tunnel syndrome . Peripheral neuropathy... Read more »
Project Inform

Pain Patch for Neuropathy Fails in Study, NeurogesX, reported in a press release February 27, 2008 early results from their recent study of their experimental pain patch NGX-4010 to treat HIV-related neuropathy. The results from their second Phase 3 study showed that NGX-4010... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

...that the drug(s) causing PN be stopped immediately because delaying this may result in permanent problems. When causative medicines are stopped shortly after symptoms begin, the pain and numbness usually subside over time and are eventually... Read more »
Connect With Others

What is neuropathy pain?

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

When does the pain not feel like pain anymore?

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies not allowed to ever read it. When I look around the world thru the eye glasses of the net, I see a whole hell of alot of pain and suffering. Friends who helped me initially now are now doing serious battle against a simple infection that a 2... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having testicular pain, my neck hurts when I move it a certain way on the side, and now I have a nagging pain in the joint by my right... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...ears' feeling and was constantly crackling. Then on Dec 31st, The node under my left arm pit started being tender and a little painfull. The area between the nipple and the armpit was also paifull(like a blocked lymph duct or something). On Jan... Read more »