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Topical Treatment For Shingles Pain

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...additional drugs such as antidepressants (Elavil), oranticonvulsants (Tegretol, Dilantin, Neurontin, Lamictal). If the painincreases and becomes severe, stronger narcotics may be considered. Other treatments can include: Topical lidocaine patch called Lidoderm Acupuncture, massage, yoga, hypnosis, and meditation A visit to the podiatrist to discuss how to care for your feet and whatshoes or socks you should wear ...
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back pain kidney pain oversvimmed eyes...

I change my medication after 6 months I started it-before I taked Kaletra and Truvada and after Truvada and Viramun...after couple months-I start feel pain in my back-kidney arria,and everyday my face and my eyes quietly swelling -heavy.. I check...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Daniel,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the cause of your back pain over the Internet. There are a great many potential causes. If your urine and kidney function tests are normal, chances are the Read more »

Pain Medications suggestions? I have massive amount of Pain

I have been HIV + for 10 years now, and I have had AIDS since November 2006. I am currently on a salvage regime, due to I am resistant to most of the HART drugs. My pheno type and geno type test shows the only medication that im sensitive to is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You have explained your difficult situation very well. Morphine infusion, spinal morphine or stimulation, methadone, use of adjunctive agents like marijuana or lorazpam, gabapentin types of medications, tricyclic antidepressants, acupuncture--there... Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us with HIV... Read more »

Treatment for PHN

I had a really bad case of shingles on my left side which left me with severe Post Herpetic Neuralgia and scarring. That was 1 1/2 years ago. I am still suffering from it. The shingles was a result of me being HIV Positive with a count of 203 CD4...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...sensory pain nerves. Some people require long term narcotics, others can control it with drugs like lyrica, anti-depressants or topical creams like capsaicin. You need to work with your doctor and try some of these other classes of medications... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. Antiviral drugs: The standard treatment for shingles is the drug acyclovir, which can be given orally (in pill form) or intravenously in more severe... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...blood test result is not always reliable. Treatment Many drugs are used to treat candidiasis, and they come in two types: topical (active only where it's applied) and systemic (active throughout the body). Choice of therapy depends on... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...hump). Liposuction for thispurpose has a good track record of insurance coverage when health careproviders justify it due to pain or sleep disorders. In some cases, however,the hump may return after a few months. Liposuction should not be used... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PN can be a minor nuisance or a disabling weakness. It is usually a feeling of pins and... Read more »
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Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a Read more »

When does the pain not feel like pain anymore?

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
...am not allowed to ever read it. When I look around the world thru the eye glasses of the net, I see a whole hell of alot of pain and suffering. Friends who helped me initially now are now doing serious battle against a simple infection that a 2... Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

Muscle Pain Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain

Posted by NaturalMale, 3 Replies
...survivor here, protease inhibitor usage going on 8 years, with multiple drug resistance and changes. I have been having muscle pain, mainly back and neck, but also all over body pain. I used to be able to exercise and weight lift but now the... Read more »