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Taking Neurontin When You're Hiv Positive

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Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones
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neurontin abruptly stopped

is it dangerous to stop taking neurontin cold turkey for hiv after using it for 5 years? will there be withdrawals? could there be complications? thank you
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most of the patients I have observed stopping Neurontin cold turkey have done OK with that as fat as not having any serious withdrawal symptoms. I haven't seen any literature on that Read more »

Fat and Mucus in stool

I know...It's gross, but when it comes to medical care I loose all humility. I've been HIV positive since 1999 My current cd4 is 1349 (no, really), any my VL is undetectable and has been ever since I started taking Trizivir BID and Viread Qhs. I've...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
wow-tough to add much to that considering what all you have been through. Certainly some patients in your situation can develop some degree of either fast gut transit and/or fat malabsorption. Have you had a fecal fat analysis to actually... Read more »

Stop taking Neurontin and gone Crazy

First I must admit that I have been under a lot of distress emotionally. But recently I agreed to be assess for a clinical trial that looks at peripharal neurophathy in HIV positive patients. Part of the assessment involves being taken off of all...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Neurontin should not be abruptly discontinued for exactly the reason you have described. It has powerful effects on emotions, and abrupt Read more »

Cold hands & feet with Neurontin

Last month I increased my dose of Neurontin from 300mg (3xdaily) to 600mg (3xdaily). I'm experiencing colder than usual hands and feet. Is this a side effect from the increased Neurontin and are there other alternatives? Thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is hard to answer that question without details regarding such issues as your HIV status, HIV meds, whether you smoke, age, whether cold temperatures aggravate the condition, etc. Neurontin by itseld doesn't Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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...Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment Read more »

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I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

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 »