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Vitamin Therapy And Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...factors. Risk factors for PN include higher HIV viral load, diabetes, age greater than 50, and heavy alcohol use. Other risk factors are the use of cocaine or amphetamines, cancer treatments, thyroid disease, or deficiency of vitamin B12 or vitamin E. A study in 2009 found that Hispanics may have a higher rate of PN. The researchers suggest followup studies. Several HIV drugs can cause PN. The most important are the "d" drugs; ddI ...
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Vitamin B6 to combat peripheral neuropathy?

I have often read in various HIV related publications that vitamin B complex can help with neuropathy and nerve health in general. In a recent article about vitamins published by NAM (Aidsmap), however, it said, Vitamin B6 - more than 2g per day...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Vitamin B6 (thiamine) is often used to prevent peripheral neuropathy with a good track record in the dose range of 25-50 mg/day. (often used with INH in TB treatment for example) If there is documented Read more »

Vitamin B6 to combat peripheral neuropathy?

I have often read in various HIV related publications that vitamin B complex can help with neuropathy and nerve health in general. In a recent article about vitamins published by NAM (Aidsmap), however, it said, Vitamin B6 - more than 2g per day...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Thanks for posting and welcome to the sometimes baffling world of contradictory medical content. How can this happen in our otherwise logical and evidence-based universe? The short answer is that sometimes (many times actually) studies show... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy

Was there any discussion and consequent treatment for peripheral neuropathy at the recent Warsaw symposium?I am very keen to try and repair nerves and believe that vitamins might help. Any advice?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any significant peripheral neuropathy reports from Warsaw. Regarding vitamin therapy the data is not convincing but there is anecdotal reports of some benefit. Advice Read more »

Neuropathy

Dear Doctors, I am suffering from neuropathy, this has been going on for sometime now, but yet I have no reliefe. I have been Postive since Mar of 1983 and have been on AZT since about 1984, in the meantime I have done all the "D" drugs, and also...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...1994?), but to respond to your question:Neuropathy is a difficult problem to treat. It can result from HIV, drugs, infections, vitamin deficiencies and other causes. It can also be mistaken for other conditions, such as disc disease.It is... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...addition to HIV can cause DSPN, including diabetes, alcoholism, thyroid disease, syphilis, hepatitis C, kidney disease, and vitamin B12 deficiency. A careful clinical history and laboratory testing are used to rule out these conditions. Use of... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...and many different causes for it. They include injury, inherited diseases, chronic conditions, infections, medicines, lack of vitamins or HIV itself. A common example of PN is carpal tunnel syndrome . Peripheral neuropathy can be due to damage... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

... Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? What Are Antioxidants? How Much Do I Need? Which Nutrients Are Important? What About Other Supplements? Read more »
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Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. 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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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