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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Voltaren Cream for Peripheral Neuropathy

I have very painful peripheral neuropathy. I have been on many antiretrovirals for about 10 years (including the usual suspects (DDI, D4T, dapsone to name only a few PN meds). I am adequately VL suppressed on D4t, 3TC, Fortavase and Ritonavir. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Greg,I have not used Voltaren cream for anything (there is a solution available here for use in the eyes) so I can't be too helpful. Capsaicin cream can be of some use for peripheral neuropathy. Substituting off the D4T to something like... 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...
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 go.Also, have you tried some antidepressants such as amitryptiline? They seem to be helpful in this setting, in... Read more »

Neuropathy in my feet

HelloFor 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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Getting off the D drugs is stil a good idea. Increased Neurontin may help. Zostrix /lidocaine topical helps some. Use of vitamins/mineral/anti-oxidants may help some (see John Kaiser's book Healing HIV or the www.daair.org website for some... 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
No, neuropathy is diagnosed only by symptoms and by physical examination.People with neuropathy usually complain of burning pain or numbness in their toes, which may progress and involve the feet and legs. There are two important causes of... Read more »
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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 »

Neuropathy and HIV

Posted by drew50
Hi,
I'd just like to bring my new site and blog to everyone's attention. If you know someone who is suffering from neuropathy, you'll know how life changing that can be. This site and blog are intended as information sources but also as media for... Read more »

Neuropathy and HIV

Posted by drew50
Hi,
I'd just like to bring my new site and blog to everyone's attention. If you know someone who is suffering from neuropathy, you'll know how life changing that can be. This site and blog are intended as information sources but also as media for... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »