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Vitamins For Feet Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...creams for local treatment. These contain the anesthetic lidocaine, or capsaicin, the chemical that gives hot chili peppers their heat. Nutrient therapies : Nutrient therapies have been studied for PN caused by diabetes. B vitamins: Several B vitamins are useful in treating diabetic neuropathy. These include biotin, choline, inositol, and thiamine. They appear to improve nerve function. Alpha-lipoic acid may help protect nerves from...
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peripheral neuropathy in feet

I have been taking GPO VIR for 6 months now, with few side affects except for the last 2-3 months, my toes feel continually tingling, cold, sensitive to walking on a cold floor. In the medication instructions is is stated as a possible side affect,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is a well identified side effect of the stavudine component of your medication. The best advice I could give you is to try to get off the medication as soon as you can. Otherwise, non-narcotic analgesics or drugs such as gabapentin can be... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

ARE THERE ANY NEW TREATMENTS FOR NEUROPATHY. I FIND IT SO HARD TO WALK CERTAIN DAYS. AND I DON'T DRIVE SO I HAVE TO WALK TO THE STORES. DOES WALKING EVERY DAY HELP NEROPATHY AT ALL? AND WAHT ABOUT THE TRANSDERMAL PATCH THAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are experiencing is indeed HIV-associated distal sensory neuropathy or some other medical condition that can produce painful feet. There are some neuropathies that are very treatable, such as those caused by thyroid problems, vitamin B12... Read more »

Neuropathy in the Feet

Please help. Is it possible that pain from neuropathy in the feet is so bad that it can lead a person to use crutches for a short period because it's too painful to walk? Your answer to my question is much appreciated. Thank you! P.S.Your site...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...be taken very seriously. Could result from HIV infection, side effect of medications, or other medical conditions (diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, etc.). If you are having foot pain that severe in the setting of HIV +/- treatment you need to... Read more »

neuropathy in feet

ive recently had worse pain in feet (no d meds) & tried amiltryptiline, neurontin without success, now on morphine & effexor (my psy says that effexor also works for physical pain; do u know something about this?thksps:everyone can respond on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...relief with effexor. Some patients get some benefit from acupuncture or some alternative meds (such as L-carnitine, NAC, some vitamins--see Jon Kaiser's book Healing HIV or the web site www.daair.org for some details). I have not had any one... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...cells. Branches called dendrites receive signals from other neurons. Some axons are surrounded by cells containing myelin, a soft, fatty material that forms a protective sheath. The myelin sheath serves as insulation so that signals can be... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common condition that affects nearly 20 million people in the US, more often in older adults. About 1 in 3 people with diabetes face PN, and it affects about 1 in 3 people with HIV at some... Read more »
Women Alive

Neuropathy

...usually felt as pain or numbness in the hands or feet ). Neuropathy can be caused by some drugs used in AIDS treatment, most often the "d" drugs ( for example d4t or ddi ). This nutritional treatment has not been proven to work, but we've heard... Read more »
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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 »

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 Read more »

MYELOPATHY/NEUROPATHY

Posted by Kipling, 2 Replies
...living with a spinal disease called myelopathy which enables me to walk. I also developed neuropathy from my mid thigh down to my feet. I have been in a wheelchair almost 5 years. I am able to use a walker for short distances. If anyone suffers... 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 »