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Zostrix Cream For Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...as codeine or methadone can be used. The anti-seizure medication pregabalin (Lyrica) is also used to reduce PN pain. However, a study in 2010 found no benefit to pregabalin. Other drugs being used for PN include patches or 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....
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ankle pain neuropathy

I have been dealing with neuropathy in my feet and hands now for 3 years. I have been on neurotin, depatoke, topamax (I know I'm spelling these wrong), now have been on cymbalta at 60mg per day and it has helped so much. Now that the weather is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The regimen that you are on is not particularly known for worsening neuropathy, but the Epivir (in Epzicom) can contribute to neuropathic pain. How best to stop an NNRTI-based regimen is not known, although the risk of producing drug-resistant... Read more »

Neuropathy in my feet

Hello For many years I have had some significant neuropathy in my feet. My Doc and I have tried to eliminate the "D" drugs in an effort to stop this. I am still on a low dose of ddI, as this seems to be one drug that I have some sensitivity to. I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Zostrix has limited benefit in this setting.The Neurontin can be pushed to doses as high as 1500 mg tid, so you have quite a ways to Read more »

Is there a blood test to detect neuropathy?

"Is there a blood test to detect neuropathy?"
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...amitryptiline or Elavil). Other therapies that are used to treat neuropathy include anti-seizure medications, mexiletine, capsaican cream (Zostrix) and acupuncture. Standard pain medications can also be used, although they may be less effective... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...A visit to the podiatrist to discuss how to care for your feet and whatshoes or socks you should wear Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or simple, easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...PN tend to occur at different stages of HIV disease). Early in HIV disease, people may experience AIDP, CIDP, and various mononeuropathies. DSP is most common in middle and late stages, with incidence increasing as immune system damage... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

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 »
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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 »

What is neuropathy pain?

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

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »