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Vitamins B-12 Reverse 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 www.neuropathy.org 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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vitamin b12 help lipo?

I would just like to ask if it's true that vitamin B12 helps stop the progression of lypodystrophy. I've read it on some sites. I am currently on Viramune and Combivir and are tolerating them quite well the only problem being my skinny...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am not aware of any data on B12 helping lipodystrophy. it certainly can help certain forms of neuropathy associated with B12 deficiency, though.As for what you can do, if your viral load is undetectable, you can switch the one medication you are... Read more »

B12

Hi Dr Brian. Would B12 relieve HIV related peripheral neuropathy? I tested negative 4mths after exposure and I am having burning sensations on arm and feet. I am on 200mcg 3 times daily and it has greatly reduced the burning. Would b12 work if...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a specific neuropathy that is due to B12 deficiency and that responds well to the lack of this vitamin being replaced. If your condition is responding to this treatment, it may well be that this is what you have. This has absolutely... Read more »

vitamin b12 help lipo?

I would just like to ask if it's true that vitamin b12 helps stop the progression of lypodistrophy. I,ve read it on some sites. I am currently on viramune and combivir and are tolerating them quite well the only problem being my skinny legs and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is some anecdotal experience that anti-oxidants and vitamins may provide some modest benefit for lipodystrophy. The data is not particulary convincing at this point. Use of uridine supplements is currently one of the more intriguing possible... Read more »

Vitamin B12 Intranasal Jel

Dear Dr. Frascino:Is there a way to ideantify the maker of the vitamin B12 intranasal jel? This information is for my physician. The good doctor wants to know who manufatures this jel. expressions of my gratitude, your site is an incredible soure of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Frank,Sure. In the United States, the product is called Nascobal and it's manufactured by Schwarz Pharma, Inc. You might mention to your doctor that this information is easily located by checking the large red book on his bookshelf... Read more »
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B-12 Shots or Sub-lingual

Posted by riverprincess
I have been trying to get B12 shots from the health dept but it just hasn't worked out. I probably should of been more pro-active to get it. But now again was suggested to take the sub-lingual form. I didn't get it in the pill form but in the... Read more »

Neuropathy Question.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. Scott here. Am very new to this forum. I posted this in the recently infected forum but I think this is where it should be. I'm very recently diagnosed. Exposed just over 3 months ago. 3 weeks after infection (amongst all the other... 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.

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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 side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »