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Stomach Folic Acid Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

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 and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Stomach pain, acid taste in mouth and burning feeling

Dear Dr.,I have been on Norvir,Fortovase,Zerit and Viramune for about two years. Besides many other problems such as neuropathy, recently I have had horrible stomach pain which is accompanied by a burning feeling in my gut, I break out in a sweat...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lots of details are not provided to help sort that out. Ritonavir containing regimens often are very hard on the stomach. Whether you can switch to a different regimen depends on whether your virus is resistant to some of the other meds and... Read more »

Folic acid and HIV patient

Can one take folic acid if they are using ARVs. If yes, are ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There should not be any problem taking standard doses of folic acid with most antiretroviral regimens. I can comment more if the particular drugs used in the regimen were listed. KH... Read more »

High B12 and Folic Acid But Low Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

My 82 yr old aunt in a nursing home has a history of MS, congestive heart failure, stroke with partial paralysis. She has just begun developing jaundice (no fevers or BP irregularities)but has elevated blood B12 (1426 pg/ml) and Folate (>20.0...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The elevated B12 and Folate are seen in patients that are receiving parenteral vitamins.Jaundice in that setting can be secondary to many causes.She may have toxicity from any drug,ischemic hepatitis ,viral hepatitis,or even malignancy of the... Read more »

Can immune cells survive being dried, then stomach acid?

Hi,Can anyone tell me if immune cells can survive being dried then going through the stomach's acids to add benefit and support to a person's immune system in the intestinal environment?If so, how? And if not, why?There's a product...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Lynn-sounds like snake oil to me.BY... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and 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... Read more »


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.

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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 acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Peripheral neuropathy is a tingling sensation, pins and needles, that is very, very often quite painful. According
to Dr. Judith Feinberg, it affects the longest nerves first, therefore it always starts in the toes, may progress
upwards to involve the... Read more »