Anxiety and depression—two unique conditions that often co-exist—are common responses to chronic illnesses such as neuropathy that deserve attention and need to be screened for and managed . Left untreated, these conditions can slow the treatment of each other and worsen physical and psychological disability, thus increasing neuropathy’s burden and […]
What is Neuropathic Pain?
The physical cause of neuropathic pain is damaged peripheral nerves and as one medical expert notes, may also be due to the attempt of damaged nerves to fire across damaged sections of the peripheral nerve. See: References #1 to #3 Somatization Disorders Somatization disorder is a long-term (chronic) condition in […]
How is Neuropathic Pain Treated?
FACT: Neuropathic pain does NOT respond to ‘normal’ pain medications. Pain signals from an external stimulus like a cut or from an internal broken bone are treated with many well-known treatment options for pain. Pain signals from damaged nerves which send real, but faulty signals to the brain must be […]
The Problem with a Diagnosis of Idiopathic Neuropathy
Idiopathic Neuropathy according to medical experts writing in the Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System should be considered as a disease entity in and of itself. It is recommended that this condition be diagnosed as Chronic Idiopathic Axonal Polyneuropathy or (CIAP) as a major health problem. (See reference 1.) I would […]
I Have Neuropathy – So Why Are My Tests Normal?
Being a patient with CIDP/Autonomic PN for over 45 years due to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam, this is a subject with which I have a lot of hard earned experience. So, let me be clear. The over two hundred doctors I saw for my symptoms from 1969 to […]
Will My Neuropathy Get Worse?
One issue neuropathy patient’s face is the fear that their neuropathy will grow progressively worse. Neurologists call this a progressive polyneuropathy. The truth: no one really knows if your neuropathy will worsen, stay the same or disappear. A neurologist shared that this may have more to do with the underlying […]