“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 […]
A Neuropathy Patient wrote: (Permission granted to use the story.) “My neuropathy is caused by long term malabsorbtion of vitamin E. I saw a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, after years of “treatment” in my home town. The diagnosis was polyradiculoneuropathy with ataxia. Why do I not see more information about […]
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.
By understanding important elements of the Doctor/Patient relationship, patients can participate in unlocking barriers which too often prevent them from getting the most out of visits to a medical professional.
Peter D. Donofrio, M.D. is professor of Neurology and director of the Neuromuscular Division of the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is director of Neuropathy Center at Vanderbilt. Read the excellent article by Dr. Donofrio on Medication Induced Neuropathy that is printed below. The limits of the blood-brain and blood nerve barriers […]