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Have unexplained peripheral neuropathy. Drank 3-4nights/wk thru college & grad school (7yrs total), with 3-5 drinks/session. Then for following 3 yrs drank 5-6 nights/wk, at 3-5 drinks/session. Stopped a yr ago. Could this have caused the neuropathy?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

There are other reasons for neuropathy, but the excess alcohol could be a factor. See a neurologist as they could assist you in figuring your problem out.

In brief: Possible

There are other reasons for neuropathy, but the excess alcohol could be a factor. See a neurologist as they could assist you in figuring your problem out.
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Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Alcohol use can cause neuropathy.
Hard to say if reversible. Other causes are pre-diabetes, diabetes, heavy metal exposure, toxin exposure, medications, hormone imbalance (thyroid), infection, familial.

In brief: Possible

Alcohol use can cause neuropathy.
Hard to say if reversible. Other causes are pre-diabetes, diabetes, heavy metal exposure, toxin exposure, medications, hormone imbalance (thyroid), infection, familial.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neuropathy

Alcohol is a cause of neuropathy.
Would also check B12 thiamine (which is given when in the hospital with alcohol intoxication) , check for diabetes and for thyroid disease as well as can autoimmune disease, and infections like West Nile,Zika, or HIV. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm f/u w/ neurologist

In brief: Neuropathy

Alcohol is a cause of neuropathy.
Would also check B12 thiamine (which is given when in the hospital with alcohol intoxication) , check for diabetes and for thyroid disease as well as can autoimmune disease, and infections like West Nile,Zika, or HIV. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm f/u w/ neurologist
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Dr. Shevy Drora
Neurology

In brief: What symptom?

what are your symptoms? depends on the symptoms ( sensory , motor or autonomic) mono multiple or polyeneuroopathy • Alcoholism.
With vitamin deficiencies. • Autoimmune diseases. • Chemical and metal poisons • Medications . • Infections. . • Inherited disorders. . • Trauma or pressure on the nerve. • Tumors. • Vitamin deficiencies. B-1, B-6 ,B-12 vitamin E and niacin

In brief: What symptom?

what are your symptoms? depends on the symptoms ( sensory , motor or autonomic) mono multiple or polyeneuroopathy • Alcoholism.
With vitamin deficiencies. • Autoimmune diseases. • Chemical and metal poisons • Medications . • Infections. . • Inherited disorders. . • Trauma or pressure on the nerve. • Tumors. • Vitamin deficiencies. B-1, B-6 ,B-12 vitamin E and niacin
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: YES

Possible alcoholic or diabetic neuropathy.
I suggest a neurological evaluation, nerve conduction studies and a comprehensive physical exam to included blood and urine testing. Make sure to get an abdominal ultrasound,liver and blood sugar levels as well as B12 and folic acid levels.

In brief: YES

Possible alcoholic or diabetic neuropathy.
I suggest a neurological evaluation, nerve conduction studies and a comprehensive physical exam to included blood and urine testing. Make sure to get an abdominal ultrasound,liver and blood sugar levels as well as B12 and folic acid levels.
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