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Doctor insights on: Fluctuating Symptoms Of Peripheral Neuropathy

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Dr. Yo-El Ju Dr. Ju
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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

Dr. Yo-El Ju Dr. Ju
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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

Sometimes: Numbness, tingling, and burning are the most frequent symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Many people describe it as when a foot that has "fallen asleep" is coming "back to life, " except all the time. Many people find it very uncomfortable.

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Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Damage to nerves: Neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma p.Neuropathy may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic changes, and sensory changes. Loss of muscle bulk or a particular fine twitching of muscle, may be seen. Sensory symptoms encompass loss of sensation and pain due to damage to the sensory nerve.

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What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

Usually....: Numbness or dysthesia (an unpleasant sensation) in the most distal (far from the torso) of extremities, first affecting the feet and later, the hands.

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Is it possible Wellbutrin (bupropion) is causing me to feel symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? I

Is it possible Wellbutrin (bupropion) is causing me to feel symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? I

Unlikely: Wellbutrin (bupropion) would be an unusual cause for peripheral neuropathy and would search for a different explanation, at least initially. Reports of nerve toxicity in the PDR are often based on coincidental association, and do not always represent cause and effect.

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Can you get peripheral neuropathy from your mom whom had hepatitis c? And get symptoms of peripheral neuropathy 15yrs later?

Hepatitis C: If you do not have hep c yourself then no. The fact that your mom has hep c has nothing to do with you getting peripheral neuropathy.

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Are there symptoms or signs that indicate peripheral neuropathy has developed?

Many possibilities: Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment.

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Can heat from outside make peripheral neuropathy symptoms worse? Also, can pn become debilitating?

Yes and yes.: Peripheral neuropathy can be aggravated by anything that stimulates the peripheral nervous system including pressure, temperature, vibration and touch. At its worst, I've seen debilitating pain. But there are treatments, so see your doctor.

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Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Thanks!

Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Thanks!

All stressors bad: Peripheral neuropathies (pn) are a progressive disorder. Stressors are usually metabolic and a worsening of the underlying cause for pn, so dehydration can be a temporary stressor.

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Is it common to experience peripheral neuropathy as one of your lymphoma / leukemia symptoms?

Is it common to experience peripheral neuropathy as one of your lymphoma / leukemia symptoms?

Certainly: Any systemic disease like leukemia or lymphoma treatment can cause peripheral neuropathy. Whether the disease or treatment is causing the symptoms is variable but the treatment is more notorious for precipitating symptoms.

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Can overheating be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy? Also, how is pn treated if pills don't work?

Can overheating be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy? Also, how is pn treated if pills don't work?

No: Peripheral neuropathy affects how the nerves in your limbs transmit sensation back to your brain. This means that you start to have pain or numbness without any external cause. Pn has nothing to do with appetite or dietary control. There is no treatment other than stopping the process that is causing the neuropathy if possible. Controlling diabetes, changing chemotherapy regimens etc.

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Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

See details: The symptoms are usually chronic and not intermittent. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause. Meds such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help as well as treating any underlying cause.

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Can peripheral neuropathy be only HIV symptom after 6 wks of exposure & persisting even after 6 mnth passed after last exposure. No history of this b4

Can peripheral neuropathy be only HIV symptom after 6 wks of exposure & persisting even after 6 mnth passed after last exposure. No history of this b4

Unlikely: There are many causes of peripheral neuropahty. PN is seen in HIV but is usually not the presenting symptom of AIDS. It is thought that nerve damage may be related to an immune reaction, but that this is very mild and the more common severe symptoms are related to medications taken for HIV. If not done, get test for HIV and if positive, follow up with doctor to get cell counts, etc. And meds.

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The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

Peripheral neuropath: Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern). When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. (painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain. Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative.

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Have smouldering myeloma and my hemo wants to treat as my light chains & IgG are rising. Only symptom is severe peripheral neuropathy. Your thoughts?

Hemo: Too serious a condition to fool with. Follow the hemo's advice as the best results occur with earlier treatment and less disease burden.

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Was prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg a day. Does it help releive peripheral neuropathy symptoms and how long does it take to have an effect?

Was prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg a day. Does it help releive peripheral neuropathy symptoms and how long does it take to have an effect?

Sometimes: Neurontin (gabapentin) can be an effective therapy for a peripheral neuropathy. It is not universally successful and you may need a higher dose before you can determine in this medication will help.

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Does later stage hiv/aids usually cause more symptoms than just peripheral neuropathy?

Does later stage hiv/aids usually cause more symptoms than just peripheral neuropathy?

YES: Superinfection, eye disease, dementia, depression, and opportunitic fungal disease. Are just a few of the many possibilities.

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