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What Pain Meds Are Good To Treat Neuropathy

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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 You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access
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neuropathy: psych meds vs. pain management meds

I am an HIV Case Manager and am looking for some advice in a complex situation regarding neuropathy. My client who is sitting here with me has been experiencing "firery painful feeling from his feet up his legs to his extremities, up his arms, and...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...purpose, but haven't seen any studies with sertraline.Valium is usefull for pain secondary to muscle spasm, but probably not for neuropathy.As for the physician who is against narcotic analgesics, there is no good reason for this position.... Read more »

Caffeinne: good for Fatigue, bad for Neuropathy?

Doc,First off, Thank You for supporting all of us through the rough times. About me, poz for a year, not on meds. Now, I've come to rely on caffeinne as my main ally in my constant battle with the fatigue that comes with our condition, however I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,First off, I'm not aware of any information that indicates caffeine accelerates distal sensory polyneuropathy.Next, you've been poz for a year and I'm assuming your "numbers" are still decent enough that HAART isn't indicated yet, right? Read more »

change med du to neuopathy

I've been on combivir and viramune meds since march '97. I've been undetectable since. just after I started, I began having symptoms of neuropathy. At this time the neuropathy is unbearable. my dr. wants to change my combivir to truvada due to this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The risk for neuropathy due to Combivir/Viramune is low overall with very low rates seen yearly after several years on treatment. The lamivudine (3TC) Read more »

muscle pain

I am having severe muscle pain, though not on meds. The worst part is on arms and legs, it comes and goes, usually with the feeling hot situation. Is this the virus going beyond the roof or should I look for something else?thanks
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Muscle Pain,This may not be muscle pain but nerve pain, ie neuropathy. That is likely caused by the virus itself. It sounds like you should consider getting treated for the virus. There are also Read more »
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Videx EC

...contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Videx is stopped, but can be... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

... Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, Read more »
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 »
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 »
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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. Read more »

positive or negative?

Posted by wasek, 4 Replies
A confirmed hiv+ couple never had ARV. They only took a specific combination of food items for 4 months and became undetected/negative. If the status of them remain undetected/negative even after 2.5 years without any drug.............Is it a hope?... Read more »

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 »