“Without IVIg, to breathe and speak simultaneously were impossible, motor functions ceased confining me to a wheelchair…” Without Intravenous Gamma Globulin Infusions (IVIg) my symptoms had become life threatening as noted by my treating Neurologist in 2005 and my quality of life was reduced to one level above insanity. Without […]
Guitar legend, Eric Clapton has told Classic Rock Magazine Peripheral Neuropathy makes playing guitar “hard work”. Clapton has had an unprecedented career including being ranked number 2 in a list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone; 17 Grammy Awards; and the only musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times.
The question remains, did FDR have Neuropathy known as Guillain-Barré Syndrome and why should we care? In August 1921, at the age of 39, while vacationing at Campobello Island in Canada, soon to be President Franklin D Roosevelt contracted an illness characterized by the acute onset of symptoms over a […]
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and Neuropathy Action Foundation (NAF), have joined together to produce an educational video focusing on diabetic neuropathy featuring celebrity Jerry Mathers, from the hit sitcom “Leave it to Beaver”. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy, but knowing the signs […]
His nightmare began in 1969 – one year after leaving the Vietnam War. Symptoms of autonomic and polyneuropathy neuropathy affected his breathing with upper body paralysis that brought him to his knees and affected other parts of his body; mysterious chest pains, electric shocks, painful skin, physical exhaustion, unexplained silent […]