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Propionyl L-carnitine Neuropathy

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do any supplements help with neuropathy?

my neuropathy is currently under control with lyrica and cymbalta. HOWEVER.....I've realized it continually gets worse and it would be nice to have something to take the edge off on those occasions it hurts more than usual. I've been learning more...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...deficiency (such as Vit B12 or folate) there is no convincing data about efficacy and safety of vitamin supplements (supplement L-carnitine has had some modest variable but still not convincing benefit). Area is frustrating for lack of data... Read more »

L-Carnitine

Hi, I heard that it is possible lipodistrophy could be stopped but not reversed with the use... Read more »

WILL NEUROPATHY NEVER LEAVE ME?

Hi and thanks once again for your enormous help you give us!! I have been HIV+ since 1985 and my... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...(Dilantin). Antidepressants such as amitriptyline may also help. L-acetyl-carnitine (also called acetyl-l-carnitine or acetyl carnitine) has shown initial good results. Treatments depend on how serious the symptoms of PN are. Mild symptoms: ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...may include foot drop, facial droop, or paralysis of the diaphragm (the sheet of muscle in the chest used for breathing). Mononeuropathies are uncommon in people with HIV and are easily distinguishable from DSPN. Today, many cases of... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN including alpha-lipoic acid(thiotic acid), acetyl-carnitine, and evening primrose oil containing gammalinolenic acid. Caution should be taken when considering these... Read more »
The Body

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

... For More Information: Visit our vitamin D index page. Carnitine What It Does: Carnitine (also called acetyl-L-carnitine or L-carnitine) shuttles fat droplets into the mitochondria, which are the energy factories within your cells.... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I continue to take this every day to keep the... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has been exceptional, it has worked a treat. The neuropathy has reduced by up over 85% at a guess, circulation improved and energy levels increased. So, in my mind,... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »