Polyneuropathy

What is Polyneuropathy?

General degeneration of peripheral nerves that spreads towards the centre of the body.

Questions and answers on "Polyneuropathy"

I just found out I have polyneuropathy, I am not diabetic nor do I have high blood pressure. I have always exercised regularly over the years and my weight is normal. This is not in my family either. What else can cause this?
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doctor1 MD

vitamin B12 deficiency also will cause polyneuropathy. nothing to worry, you can take neurobion injections on alternate days. you can take 10 shots and you see the changes. you can also take multivitamins in addition

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Hi Dr Samuel,

My Mother is suffering with Polyneuropathy from 2012 March we got to know about it in 2013 September. She is on bed from 2012 March. She can move her upper body but not the lower bod, she has the movements in the lower body too however can not lift the body from the lower portion.
She is also diabetic.

Doctors said that she will be living for next 6 or 12 months. I am really worried. If you could please guide me how i can proceed.

Please let me know, Hoping to hear back from you soon. :)

doctor1 MD

Dear Patient,
your mother's inability to move the legs may or may not be due to diabetic neuropathy. She should also be checked for spinal stenosis in the lower back and primary muscle disease and maybe thoracic spinal cord problems. Thank you.

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I have been on 60mg of methadone a day and also 10 mg. of oxycodone for breakthrough pain for about 10 years for severe back pain and it has really helped my quality of life. I am a Vietnam veteran and also have severe neuropothy. The VA has been a tremendous help in my life! Just wanted to let folks know that these drugs can help if used correctly and not abused!! Thanks for your time. Michael!

doctor1 MD

Hi,

SIR THANKS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY !, A salute from civilian.

Lets, start with understand what do we mean by "POLYNEUROPATHY",

NERVES are like electric wire conducting the information from one point/ part to the brain and back, now nerve like electric wires have a insulation, but due to...

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my body stings, burning sensation, and fells prickly all over. Is this due to neuropathy? I am not a diabetic

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Polyneuropathy because of sjogren syndrome

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

I have gone through your query. If I am not incorrect then AS which you have mentioned is for ankylosing spondylitis. The suffering you are going through is medically known as peripheral neuropathy...

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I am experiencing cold toes, and there is also a tingling sensaation, the tingling moves from my toes to my calf and left thigh. What causes it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
May be nerve or ARTERY problem, please have both tested

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

a possibility is that your arteries do not allow to let enough blood pass through, which may be checked for with duplex ultrasound.
Another possible cause is nerve illness such as so called...

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at times both of my legs become weak and I have to quickly seek some support or I will fall! it is just on
occasion that this occurs. this feeling is over in minutes, please help!

thank you
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Polyneuropathy

Detailed Answer:
Dear
I am sorry for the symptoms you are suffering
Anyway those symptoms doesn't seems to lead to a risky neurologic disorder, it seems you are suffering from polyneuropathy
You should contact your doctor schedule a ENG and some blood test (first to...

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I was diagnosed with polyneuropothy about 7 years ago. A brain mri also showed some lesions. They never did pinpoint the cause. I have had 2 spinal taps, both were negative. Lately the numbness in my feet and one leg is bothering me more. Can it get worse, or just have flair ups?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Read below.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I am sorry about the symptoms you are experiencing.

The answer to your question is rather difficult though. Polyneuropathy can have many different causes, at times the cause remains unknown despite extensive testing....

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I have a pins and needles feeling in leg and to toes - on one leg. What do you think this is?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Read below.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

The fact that the symptoms involve only one limb indicate that it is a question peripheral nerve involvement. That is because a central lesion in the brain would usually affect one half of the...

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I have been tentatively diagnosed with polyneuropathy. I am currently receiving the standard dose for low testosterone using depotestosterone administered at Dr.'s office. It helps a little bit at the beginning of the two week cycle. Would expanding the dosage or adding another anabolic steroid help with my pain symptoms?

The reason I ask is that I am frequently weak and winded for no reason, in addition to the full body pain that requires a large amount of opiates just to get out of bed. I want to exercise to take some weight off, but I simply don't have the energy. When I get my Depotestosterone shot, it definitely gives me back a little more energy, so I am thinking that more would help. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
The main object of treatment is to find out the underlying cause and correct it. Then the neuropathy often improves on its own. Second part is to relieve the painful symptoms. For you the underlying cause / treatment of the cause are not explained. You are already on drugs which are given...

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Good morning sir , My name is feroza naz and & I am 50 year old lady from India. Sir my problem is that my blood pressure remains high even after taking continuous medicines. I am also suffering from polyneuropathy .I am presently taking medicines which includes carbamapazine 600mg, pregabalin 300mg,amitrypline 25mg, divalproex sodium 500mg, amlodipine & losartan potassium 5mg, metoprolol extended release tab 50 mg,folic acid & mecobolamine tablet ,clonazepam 1mg ,eltroxin75mg. After taking medicines my blood pressure range is 140/90.Pls suggest sir what should i do.

doctor1 MD

DEAR PATIENT,

I NEED TO KNOW YOU ARE DIABETIC OR NOT. CAUSE OF POLYNEUROPATHY. ALSO IF THE PRESSURE IS DOES NOT FALL ,THEN YOU CAN DISTRIBUTE YOUR DOSES ACCORDINGLY.
LOSARTAN IS BEST FOR DIABETIC HYPERTENSIVE, SO LET ME KNOW YOUR DIABETIC STAUS.

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My father is 74 and had been diagnosed long ago with diabetes. He has since changed his lifestyle and is no longer required to take any meds for the diabetes and his sugars are quite well within normal range. Due to the diabetes, however, he developed what was diagnosed as peripheral polyneuropathy. The worst symptom he is dealing with, and one which we can't seem to find a solution to, is that his hands and feet are unbearably cold almost all the time. Is there anything that we can do for this? He is on Neurontin and Tramadol. He is 5'7" tall and weighs in at 135 pounds. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Hi Dr Samuel, My Mother is suffering with Polyneuropathy from 2012 March we got to know about it in 2013 September. She is on bed from 2012 March. She can move her upper body but not the lower bod, she has the movements in the lower body too however can not lift the body from the lower portion. She is also diabetic. Doctors said that she will be living for next 6 or 12 months. I am really worried. If you could please guide me how i can proceed. Please let me know, Hoping to hear back from you soon. :)