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R Lipoic Acid And Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...therapies have been studied for PN caused by diabetes. B vitamins: Several B vitamins are useful in treating diabetic neuropathy. These include biotin, choline, inositol, and thiamine. They appear to improve nerve function. Alpha-lipoic acid may help protect nerves from inflammation. Gamma linolenic acid , found in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing...
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Alpha Lipoic Acid

Are there any studies to support the use of Alpha Lipoic in the treatment of hiv or hiv drug related neuropathies -- including numbness, tingling, pain, etc?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have not seen a convincing study documenting benefit of alpha lipoic acid (an anti-oxidant)for HIV neuropathies. For some ideas about the use of alternative approaches for neuropathy I suggest checking Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost Read more »

Neuropathy

can neuropathy be treatable?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy due to HIV often will improve with HIV treatment. Neuropathy due to certain HIV drugs may bet better if treatment switched to Read more »

avoiding neuropathy

Hi Nelson,What substances or supplements are helpful in order to avoid neuropathy?Thanks.Zack
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...is one done with Acetyl-L-Carnitine at 2000-3000 mg/day that found reversal of nerve damage. Diabetics have also been taking Alpha Lipoic Acid for neuropathy (we have no HIV data)Talk to your doctor about this. Nelson Vergelwww.powerusa.org Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or simple, 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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...peanuts, and whole grains); use of inositol supplements reportedly also has had good results. Alpha-lipoic acid, also known as thioctic acid, is a coenzyme (an organic molecule required for the function of certain enzymes) that acts as an... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...supplements of other nutrients: Acidophilus , a bacterium that grows naturally in the intestines, helps with digestion. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that may help with neuropathy and mental problems. Carnitine (also called... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

...anecdotal reports from PHAs have shown the usefulness of the following nutrient supplements for preventing or reversing PN: alpha-lipoic acid (in doses of 300-500 mg, 2-3 times per day; preferably using an extended-release form)... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been dealing with this for some time now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps? Thanks a million. Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using 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 »