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Dr. David True
Board Certified, Rheumatology
19 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: neuropathy?

Dr. David True
Board Certified, Rheumatology
19 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause of neuropathy is diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
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How long does neuropathy caused by vitamin 6 last if i've taken 200 mg a day for 3 months?

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
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How long does neuropathy caused by vitamin 6 last if i've taken 200 mg a day for 3 months?

Not cause: Vitamin b6 at that dose does not cause neuropathy. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Living with Neuropathy (Tip)

Living with Neuropathy

If diabetic with neuropathy, make sure to check your skin that there's no open cuts. ...See more

Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I've been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. My right calf and leg are numb all of a sudden. No other symptom. Is this neuropathy symptom or clot?

Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I've been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. My right calf and leg are numb all of a sudden. No other symptom. Is this neuropathy symptom or clot?

More info needed: Sudden onset of numbness in the leg is unusual, and needs investigation. The numbness sounds more like a neurological problem than a clot in a leg vein, and I believe a consultation with a neurologist is in order. If you have pain, swelling , redness of the leg or change of color of the overlying skin, please see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
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Right sterno sticks out/clicks, right shldr blade clicks, ribs sore, Thoracic O.S symptoms/neuropathy.Esoph spasms, always swallowing air.All related?

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
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Right sterno sticks out/clicks, right shldr blade clicks, ribs sore, Thoracic O.S symptoms/neuropathy.Esoph spasms, always swallowing air.All related?

Can B but not direct: Your right sternum and shoulder blade, rib complex can be related musculoskeletally to create the clicking action. The thoracic outlet syndrome with neuropathy is usually a lower extremity (arm/neck) issue. Esophageal spasm can occur from vagal nerve roots, and/or cervical ganglion issues. So, taking advil or ibuprofen can cause gastritis, and spasms. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Living with Neuropathy (Tip)

Living with Neuropathy

What do I do when i feel pins and needles sensation all the time? ...See more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
27 years in practice
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What is the use of gabapentyn 300 mg for patients w early signs of neuropathy and myopathy?

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
27 years in practice
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What is the use of gabapentyn 300 mg for patients w early signs of neuropathy and myopathy?

See belwo: Gabapentin is a very commonly used medications for people who have painful symptoms due to problems with their nerves (neuropathy). It was origiannly designed as a medicine for epilepsy (seizures) but is used much more for pain conditions. It is considered safe after over 20 years of use and does not interact with other medications. Itcan have side effects such as weight gain, swelling, drowsiness. ...Read more

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
17 years in practice
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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of neuropathy. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

Dr. Michele Arnold
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
17 years in practice
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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of neuropathy. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

Many things: Maintain ideal body weight (bmi 18-24), avoid alcohol, treat any underlying condition that is causing the neuropathy (diabetes, thyroid condition, rheumatoid arthritis, emphysema/copd, sleep apnea), take a b complex vitamin once daily, and check your feet daily for sores. Neuropathy may cause pain, numbness, tingling, imbalance, & weakness; only rare & severe types of neuropathy cause disability. ...Read more

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Dr. William Newton
Board Certified, Pain Management
14 years in practice
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What tests can diagnose small fiber neuropathy and is it common to have facial numbness first then the extremities?

Dr. William Newton
Board Certified, Pain Management
14 years in practice
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Biopsy: The best way is a biopsy in the lower leg. This is relatively painless and only requires some local anesthesia in the skin. Most small fiber neuropathies begin in the extremities. Facial numbness is more concerning for a possible central nervous system issue. I would recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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