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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Per. neuropathy

Hi ThereI have suffered with neuropathy for 15 years or so and have tried meny treatments.Nothing worked untill my wonderful doctor gave me a sample of:LIDODERM(LIDOCAIN PATCH) 5 .It is manufactured by:Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.This treatment has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That topical treatment has been helfpul to a number of persons suffering from neuropathy. In my experience relief has been better with that versus another topical cream (capracin) that is also used in that situation. Massage, acupuncture, and some... Read more »

ulnar neuropathy

hi, i suffer from ulnar neuropathy, i have on and off sensory loss in my 4th and 5th finger and on the side of my hand. Could this be due to a recent (4/5 weeks) infection?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This site is for the exclusive discussion of side effects of HIV therapy in persons with known HIV infection. What is your HIV status and which HIV meds are you taking?... Read more »

Open enrollment for neuropathy study

Dear Dr. Henry,On Aug. 6, you responded to a question about using Acetyl-l-carnetine (ALCAR) to stimulate nerve regneration in patients suffering from neuropathy. You mentioned that the ACTG is conducting a study using ALCAR to relieve symptoms of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Neuropathy is a big deal as you demonstrate in your note. One problem with many of the studies is that they require that the background use of analgesics/narcotics be fairly low ( I disagree with that stipulation). Your HIV doc should be aware of... Read more »

neuropathy pain (didanosine+stavudine+efavirenz)

Dear Dr Robert J. Frascino, I'm sure many patients email you a lot of times regarding this matter. But I really really hope you won't get bored. I'd really really appreciate your help, time and patience!My question is:My father CD4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tom,Didanosine (ddI) plus stavudine (d4T) is no longer a recommended combination! It has been found to be less effective and substantially more toxic than many other nucleoside combinations, such as AZT/3TC or Viread/FTC, for example. The ddI... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! 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 »

Neuropathy?

Posted by golfguy, 3 Replies
Hi,

I posted before and have really been trying to calm my anxiety....but it's really getting bad.

I'm about 6 weeks post exposure and had a negative ELISA at 5 weeks post exposure.

However, over the last 24 hours I've developed a significant... Read more »

Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »

Neuropathy and HIV

Posted by drew50, 1 Reply
Hi,
I'd just like to bring my new site and blog to everyone's attention. If you know someone who is suffering from neuropathy, you'll know how life changing that can be. This site and blog are intended as information sources but also as media for... Read more »