Small Nerve Neuropathy
Hi, I'm Leslie & I feel the same as many of you. I was diagonsed with what I thought was Small Nerve Neuropathy, but the more I look, I can't seem to find that - only Small Fiber Neuropathy.
To tell my story and to make it short....
I was diagnosed w/ADD in 1987
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 1994 after I fell at school a couple times because of the floor being so slippery after a morning rain storm.
Everything was in control until I had a cold in Feb 2004 - weeks after my husband had surgery, I was in a drivers course class (long story) there were many stresses in my life at the time & I became sick with an ear infection, sinus infection, & strep throat - I went to the doctor towards the end of the infections just to only get an antibiotic and within 3 weeks - I started limping.
Within days to months - I went from limping to not being to walk or lay down. My pain is the worst when elevated. In fact as much as it hurt when I walked - it hurt worse at night when in bed.
Had some nerve tests done locally here in Lorain County, but they couldn't help me - Sent me down to University Hospital in Cleveland & Had a great doctor named Dr. Khirtiji! He really helped me - listened to me - and was willing to do what it took to find out what was wrong, and how to fix it. Unfortunately, I had to switch insurances & had to stop seeing him. I hate that I went on my husbands & didn't stay wiht mine longer...But anyways, I was diagnosed with Small Nerve Neuropathy & already had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a few months before this.
So does anyone know of any good Neurologists at Cleveland Clinic? I guess my first question... And my second is: Is Small Nerve Neuropathy the same as Small Fiber Neuropathy?
Thanks for any help you can give me.