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autoimmune small fiber neuropathy

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends on cause: There are a number of possible causes for this - diabetes, obesity, alcoholism, and various other autoimmune conditions. Optimal relief depends on the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No set dose: There is not absolute set dose. It depends on several factors. As a general rule the starting dose is between 40 and 80 mg daily.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Little question that several causes of small fiber neuropathy can involve autoimmune mechanisms. Under circumstances, sounds like you may need expert ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
No: Complex regional pain syndrome is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems. Hence is a post-traumatic chr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Free light chains: ... (FLC) is a sensitive test for a group of disorders involving abnormal plasma cells. These are the B lymphocytes which normally make our antibody p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience in Podiatry
Not usually: Neuropathy can be painful but usually isn't fatal. It can cause many other issues like wounds that don't heal. These issues can be fatal if not given ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Not enough info: None of the info you provided necessarily indicate autoimmune disease -- please check with your doctor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Complicated: There are both immune-mediated and neoplastic conditions, such as waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and others, that can cause similar pictures. Please ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: The diagnosis is difficult thing to treat. With high dose steroids, look for increased hunger, weight gain, mood changes, trouble sleeping. There are ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Ha!: Hi. If we knew what caused it, it wouldn't be IDIOPATHIC! If and when a cause is found, it will have a (probably mechanistic) name, and will no longe ... Read More
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