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Pain Relieving Herbs For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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CHINESE HERB INTERACTION?

My present and very successful consists of Videx, Zerit and Sustiva along with neurontin, Oxandrin, Calcium, Magnesium and a multivitamin/mineral. My acupuncturist has additionally provided me with a combo of Astragalus+Ganoderma for sustained...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I do not have any specific information about this product. Remember that drug/drug interactions can be unpredictable especially when we know so little about the pharmacology of these herbal products. It is this uncertainty that is probably causing... Read more »

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello BPS,It's unfortunate that you are not communicating well or able to work cooperatively with your PCP. Is there any option to switch to someone with whom you could work more closely? You should be under the care of an HIV specialist... Read more »

Painful feet (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2011)

Hi My name is Patricia from South Africa. I have been HIV posetive for 14 year and i am 30 years old, married with two beautiful HIV neg kids and husband who is also neg. I have started experiencing an unexplainable pain on my feet. If feels like i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Patricia,You may be experiencing peripheral neuropathy (distal painful peripheral neuropathy). It may be exacerbated by certain HIV medicaments. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that I hope will be helpful.Good... Read more »

Neuropathy/ Need help with Sexual Dysfunction

Just wondering if you have any other pointers. I am currently taking 1200mgs of neurontin/3 time/day, 150mg of trileptal/3 time/day, 10mg oxycontin/at night, .5 mg of klonipin, 3 time/day, and still having sever pain in legs and hands. Pain is from...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You are on several medications for neuropathy and are probably on additional medications for other aspects of your HIV care, so it is difficult to pinpoint which drug(s) may be the problem. But before you ascribe your sexual dysfunction to one of... Read more »
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Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »

ME AND "HERB" ON "MOTHER`S DAY

Posted by POZGAL43
GOOD EVENING TO ALL MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS I`AM ABOUT TO TELL YA`LL HOW ME AND "HERB" SPEND OUR MOTHER`S DAY TOGETHER.BUT FIRST LET ME TELL YA`LL WHAT KIND OF MOTHER THAT MAKES A MOTHER`S DAY FOR A HIV-POSITIVE CHILD. FIRST NO ONE HAS TO TELL ME... Read more »

ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" PT. 1

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU, BUT I HOPE YOU LIKE THE NAME "HERB" BECAUSE WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS. UNTIL YOU MAKE YOUR MIND TO KICK MY OLD BODY TO THE HEAVENLY ABOVE SO "HERB", WHAT`S NEXT ON YOUR SCHEDULE FOR THIS OLD... Read more »

Is anyone else using the Chinese herb Zi Cao?

Posted by Anonymous
I got my diagnosis in Nov. Viral load >750000, CD4 282 on Dec.5. Entered into a study which didn't start until Jan 8. In the mean time I drank Zi Cao 9g per day as tea and ibuprofen to deal with painful lymph nodes and viremia symptoms. Viral... Read more »