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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic  paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Looking for info on small fiber sensory neuropathy and fibromyalgia?

Looking for info on small fiber sensory neuropathy and fibromyalgia?

Good question: This type of neuropathy is associated with tingling and numbness, of the hands and feet. Often a neurologist will do a nerve conduction test and it will be negative. This is because the nerves effected are very small and cannot be picked up with this test. There is a good test to DX this: skin biopsy looking at nerve fiber density. Look for a neurologist specializing in neuropathy; they do this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be tested for Non-Length-dependent Small Fiber Sensory Neuropathy if you only have symptoms in your face?

Is it possible to be tested for Non-Length-dependent Small Fiber Sensory Neuropathy if you only have symptoms in your face?

?yes: Assume your doctor found clinical suspicion of more extensive nerve issues. To prove the existence of small fiber neuropathy, you will need to undergo several skin punch biopsies in leg, and if confirmatory, the etiology will be sought through blood and urine tests. Have your doctor explain the process in detail. ...Read more

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Any side effect of 2 daneuron which consists of B6 400mg? Understand that overdosage of B6 can caused sensory neuropathy. What is the max dosage?

You are there: Yes, high vitamin b-6 can cause not only a peripheral neuropathy but also spinal cord damage. The maximal daily dose is 400 mg, and, in pts who i treat, typically 100 mg twice daily is a far safer dosage. Stop the b-6 and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have trigmenial sensory neuropathy right side of face for 5 months after consuming alcohol, will it go away??

I have trigmenial sensory neuropathy right side of face for 5 months after consuming alcohol, will it go away??

Maybe.: Unless you are a moderate to heavy drinker, a neuropathy from alcohol use is uncommon. Were you injured? Nerve damage from alcohol can be related to vitamin deficiencies due to excessive drinking. Any new change in function or sensation should be thoroughly evaluated to determine the cause. If the cause is treatable, sometimes the nerve can recover but it can take up to a year to do so. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with sensory neuropathy so what can I do for the pain apart from neurontin (gabapentin)?

Find the cause: There are multiple treatments for the symptoms of sensory neuropathy. These include medications like neuron tin which you have been prescribed. There are also several antidepressants, seizure meds, pain meds. The most important step if you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy is to determin the cause. This can include diabetes, autoimmune diseases, medications, b-12 deficiency, etc. ...Read more

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I have laryngeal sensory neuropathy and my question is will I have to continue taking anti depressants forever?

Depends: This really depends on the root cause of the neuropathy to begin with. Do you know what it is? The medications are not likely treating the cause of the neuropathy so again if the reason for what's going on is known and can be either reversed or improved perhaps, chronic medication use may not be necessary beyond a certain time. ...Read more

Dr. Ricardo Madrid
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Hereditary Neuropathy (Definition)

Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy is a disease of the nerves passed ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more