Coconut Oil Benefits For Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...damage might become permanent. Non-drug treatments: Some simple things can reduce the pain of PN: wear looser shoes don't walk too far don't stand for too long a time soak your feet in ice water A recent study showed the benefit of smoking marijuana (see fact sheet 731 ) to relieve PN pain. Drug treatments: No drug has been approved to repair nerve damage. Some health care providers use drugs developed to treat seizures, such as...
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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 »

do any supplements help with neuropathy?

my neuropathy is currently under control with lyrica and cymbalta. HOWEVER.....I've realized it continually gets worse and it would be nice to have something to take the edge off on those occasions it hurts more than usual. I've been learning more...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...about efficacy and safety of vitamin supplements (supplement L-carnitine has had some modest variable but still not convincing benefit). Area is frustrating for lack of data since $$ not available to study supplements since manufacturers... Read more »


can neuropathy be treatable?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy due to HIV often will improve with HIV treatment. Neuropathy due to certain HIV drugs may bet better if treatment switched to Read more »

Neuropathy and acupuncture

Is there any evidence to indicate whether accupuncture might be helpful in dealing with AIDS-related neuropathy?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...studies that demonstrate that acupuncture helps with neuropathy; however, some of my patients have anecdotally reported some benefit. There are believers and non-believers in acupuncture, and I lean toward the latter. Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...considering these supplements.Their effectiveness has not been proven in large studies, although some verysmall studies have reported benefit in pain relief. They can also be costly andvary in quality between manufacturers. Discuss supplements... Read more »
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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...conditions that may be helped by acupuncture. A recent study on acupuncture to relieve the pain of neuropathy did not show any benefits. However, the study design has been criticized for using the same acupuncture points for everyone in the... Read more »
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...was studied due to its ability to intensity the effects of other medications. However, its side effects appear to outweigh its benefits for people with HIV. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You and your health care provider... Read more »