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Sharp Pains Due To Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

...in evening primrose oil, has reversed nerve damage in some diabetics. 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...
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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 painful....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be under the care of an HIV specialist physician. He or she would be the best person to consult regarding your symptoms. For pain management, you should be seen by an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist, particularly in light of your past history of... Read more »

solution for neuropathy

HI Im HIV positive for 4 months not on meds but just got neuropathy. How could this happen already. I have read that its only in advanced HIV diesease. 1) Does this mean I am a rapid progresser?2) If I went on meds could the neuropathy go away or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV-related neuropathy can develop seemingly early in some patients. A careful examination by an HIV specialist or neurologist can help distinguish Read more »

neuropathy: psych meds vs. pain management meds

I am an HIV Case Manager and am looking for some advice in a complex situation regarding neuropathy. My client who is sitting here with me has been experiencing "fiery painful feeling from his feet up his legs to his extremities, up his arms, and up...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...ONLY TEMPORARILY, to address the emotive component of the condition while waiting for the intervention directed against the neuropathy to work.The key here is persistence, teamwork and an aggressive approach to care WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE... Read more »

neuropathy and lotus position?

For years I have been able to sit & lie down with my legs folded in the "lotus position." I now find that I can do this for only short periods. Otherwise the pain in my feet and legs is very sharp. Is this a sign of neuropathy?Also, many times if...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The painful feet sound like neuropathy. The post-lotus paion could be a compression neuropathy still aggravated by underlying D drug related neuropathy. I would get Read more »
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Pain Patch for Neuropathy Fails in Study

...release February 27, 2008 early results from their recent study of their experimental pain patch NGX-4010 to treat HIV-related neuropathy. The results from their second Phase 3 study showed that NGX-4010 failed to perform better than placebo. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

...for the painful condition HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP). Capsaicin desensitizes cutaneous nociceptors resulting in reduced pain. The authors reported on a placebo-controlled study of a high-concentration capsaicin dermal... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...stop or reduce a drug, it maytake six to eight weeks for the PN symptoms to decrease. If the symptomscontinue, the PN could be due to HIV. Relieving the pain can require a combination of drugs and other non-medicaltherapies. Using Tylenol or... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...degenerate and are lost, starting with the nerve cells farthest from the CNS. DPSN caused by antiretroviral drugs is thought to be due to impaired mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are structures within a cell that produce energy and are... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »

Neuropathy??? maybe. Your thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...NSAID's but every now and then they get the better of me. I have never been on ARV's. Has anyone else her had experience with neuropathy? My ID specialist said it wasn't neuropathy since my vibration test was normal but he reccomended neuro... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by James1941, 1 Reply
...follow-up visit with the doctor next month. Thanks to Scot's post and a very quick search, I may now have a name for the problem = neuropathy. And, the site that I quickly visited says that it could be treatable. I'll do more research when I... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...worried this may be PN and am still a few weeks away from my conclusive result. Hoping to ease my mind a bit. I have read that neuropathy generally starts in the toes, then moves up gradually and may even involve the fingers but doesn't really... Read more »