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Ways To Decrease The Pain Of Peripheral Neuropathy Without Medications

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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 References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will
Ask the Experts

Neuropathy problem

I started taking efavirenz,tenofovir,lamivudine in November 2008, ever since i have pains in my feet, but the left one is worse. It seems as if the pain is getting worse day by day. I talked to my doctor and he thinks is the side effects of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I'll reprint below some information from the archives about HIV-related neuropathy.Dr. Bobreversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)Sep 17, 2010hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my... Read more »

pain medications

what pain medication can i take with HIV meds?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...medications depending on the severity of pain. Also, the treatment of pain depends greatly on the cause of the pain. For example, peripheral neuropathy can be caused by HIV or by certain antiretroviral (ART) meds, such as stavudine. The... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

Problem pot?

Hi Doc,My partner's been positive for nearly 5 years now, and I'm negative. We have a great sex life, and intend to continue it! We are regular readers of your forum and we love you!My question is this, he sometimes has trouble with depression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This can make it difficult to take all scheduled doses. Marijuana can help control the nausea. It may also relieve the pain of peripheral neuropathy (see Fact Sheet 555) and is being studied for that purpose. How Is Marijuana Used?Normally, dried... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...Stavudine (d4T, Zerit) 2 (40 mg for people over 60 kg/132 lbs body weight, 30 mg if below; 1, 2x/day) No food restrictions. Peripheral neuropathy, headache, chills & fever, diarrhea, nausea, fat loss in arms, legs or face. Don't combine... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

... Nausea Indigestion Pain Headache Diarrhea Fever Dizziness Depression Anxiety Peripheral neuropathy Sleeping problems Fatigue Rash Itching Weakness Respiratory infections... Read more »
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What is neuropathy pain?

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

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having testicular pain, my neck hurts when I move it a certain way on the side, and now I have a nagging pain in the joint by my right... 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 »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...true wouldn't I the symptoms only get worse from here on out, not better? And would symptoms of PN be more consistant (e.g. always a burning sensation or always a tingling sensation and generally in the same area - not in completely random parts... Read more »