Peripheral Neuropathy And Vitamin B12 Deficiency
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University of British ColumbiaThere is a specific neuropathy that is due to B12 deficiency and that responds well to the lack of this vitamin being replaced. If your condition is responding to this treatment, it may well be that this is what you have. This has absolutely... Read more »
New York University, School of MedicineIf you have any worry about HIV get tested! We can treat HIV very successfully today. Schilling tests are not always perfect and sometimes you have to do it with intrinsic factor. At any rate, B 12 injections will help you dramatically! Investigate... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaI am not aware of any data on B12 helping lipodystrophy. it certainly can help certain forms of neuropathy associated with B12 deficiency, though.As for what you can do, if your viral load is undetectable, you can switch the one medication you are... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineVitamin B6 (thiamine) is often used to prevent peripheral neuropathy with a good track record in the dose range of 25-50 mg/day. (often used with INH in TB treatment for example) If there is documented deficiency then higher doses are used for a... 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 riverprincessI have been trying to get B12 shots from the health dept but it just hasn't worked out. I probably should of been more pro-active to get it. But now again was suggested to take the sub-lingual form. I didn't get it in the pill form but in the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replydear jackie blue,
my doctor says that i have Peripheral Neuropathy,but my elizer test is still neg at 8-9months.
should i need to keep testing until one year....
as im very stressed out.i recently took dna pcr to try to end all of this... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesThis 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... Read more »
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