Re: general neruroapathy
Re: general neruroapathy
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Posted by shammy
on March 30, 2000 at 02:00:38:
In Reply to: general neruroapathy posted by John Nelson on March 23, 2000 at 01:17:14:
Please do a search on the web for your condition! There are various treatments and various forms of Neuropathy! I have Peripheral Neuropathy and not sure if that is the same as what you have. As Elaine said, I'm sure supplements and your routine will have a great bearing on your outcome, but depending on how serious your neuropathy is, is how aggressively it needs to be treated. My neurologist diagnosed mine, but I know my Internist suggests trying B complex vitamins for this. Neuropathy, like any other illness, can vary greatly from person to person. Just because a certain supplement and some exercise greatly helps one person with it, doesnt' meant that's all you need to do to help yourself. Do you have a neurologist? If not, get one ASAP! What are your symptoms exactly and what is being done to treat them right now? I'm sure your realize that Neuropathy is something that is not curable, but it can be managed for most people. You may have to play with many different medications and such, to find what works for YOU! I have a long, long, list of related illnesses and keep coming down with a new illness each year. However, even though I take TONS of medications, I'm not pain free, nor can I work anymore, but I do at least get enough pain relief that I no longer constantly think of suicide. SO, please do some research on the web about your type of neuropathy and go to your Dr. on your next visit, armed with questions. The more we know about our own illnesses, the more prepared we are to discuss them with our Dr's! I'm 10 years younger than you, and have a list of chronic illnesses a mile long, but I DON"T intend to be in a wheelchair wearing diapers anytime soon. At least not without a heck of a fight first. With the multiple problems I have, including severe bladder problems, I may very well have to wear diapers one day and with the constant weakening in my muscles, despite water exercises regularly, I still may not be able to continue to walk on my own for the rest of my life. However, if I do end up in those diapers and in that wheelchair, it will be because I've been very informed of my illnesses and done all that is possible to prevent this from happeneing. Actually, if wearing a diaper and riding those motorized carts in the stores helped me to be more comfortable while I was doing my shopping, I'd do so and proudly! Even though I'd prefer to be walking through the store and not wearing a diaper under my clothes, still being able to get out and do my own shopping would be a big asset. There are many who can not even do that. Attitude and being prepared and aware means SO much! Prepare yourself with all you can as far as information and remember a wheel chair and a diaper are NOT the worst things that can happen to you, even though I doubt that will ever come to be. We could be tied to a wheel chair in a nursing home, not knowing who we were, where we were, or why we're there. There's much worse things we could be face with. Take care John and I wish you the best! Please email me if I can be of any help, or you just need someone to talk to!
: any help please, what is it??? just diagnosed, from failed triple lumbar fusion, more lower limb pain, numbness, weakness falling at times. Help, whats the prognosis? will I end up wearing diapers and living in a wheel chair Only 47. Thank you