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Is it possible to have muscle weakness while suffering from neuropathy?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: does neuropathy include muscle weakness? I feel like I'm just dragging my legs and feet around like weights. my arms and hands
ds just feel like weights.
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
For Neuropathy it is possible to get such symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. For neuropathy it is possible to get muscle weakness or dragging sensation or weight feeling.

Your B12 level should be checked also. In case it is low B12 (cyanocobalamin) shots followed by oral supplements may improve your condition.

A neurologic examination by neurologist is well appreciated also.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
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Is it possible to have muscle weakness while suffering from neuropathy?

Brief Answer: For Neuropathy it is possible to get such symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM. I have gone through your query. For neuropathy it is possible to get muscle weakness or dragging sensation or weight feeling. Your B12 level should be checked also. In case it is low B12 (cyanocobalamin) shots followed by oral supplements may improve your condition. A neurologic examination by neurologist is well appreciated also. Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear. Thanks.