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What Can I Do To Combat Neuropathy Pain

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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 AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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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 deficiency then higher doses are used for a... 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 »

Use of Immunace as means of combating neuropathy and myopathy.

A 19 year old lady had recently been diagnosed RVD reactive. On her first visit, she had progressive muscle weakness and peripheral neuropathy of +/- 1 month. The patient was unable to walk unassisted. Relavant bloods had been taken (FBC, LFT, viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. I have seen several cases of HIV related transverse myelitis and/or myopathy that seemed to respond to corticosteriods prior the the availability of effective antiretrovirals. It is unclear to me what the etiology was of the... Read more »

Neuropathy and Pain

Do you have any recommendations for medication to ease the pain associated with neuropathy in my feet. The pain can be unbearable, especially at night. My Dr. perscribed Ultracet which does help but seems to make me very groggy the next day.I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Can you provide some details regarding which HIV meds you are currently taking (and recently taken) and your overall HIV status? KH... Read more »
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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »

Neuropathy and Amitriptyline

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I have developed painful neuropathy in my feet, hands and lower legs caused by a combination of some meds I take, long term HIV infection, and just plain ageing. The doctors are treating me with amitriptyline, which makes me feel shaky all day. ... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »