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Re: Newly diagnosed neuropathy - please help

Re: Newly diagnosed neuropathy - please help

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Posted by Duane on February 18, 2000 at 22:25:59:

In Reply to: Newly diagnosed neuropathy - please help posted by Dave on January 31, 2000 at 23:21:45:

: Hello,

: I have had diabetes for about ten years now. The neuropathy came on slowly, little "hot spots" at first. The skin was extremely sensitive. It started on the legs then went every where. It even caused a heart attach of sorts. (it stopped the heart from beating properly. I found that for the sensitive skin of the chest , back and legs, you can wear tight fitting pantyhose, This will keep the hair on the skin from shaking and reduce the pain you feel. I have neuropathy from the top of my head to the tips of my toes all the time. It is aggrivating to say the least. The neuropathy can be all over inside and out. Keep a close eye on it because it can cause some very serious problems. I know of nothing but diabetes that causes this condition . I hope this helps you in your endeavor for pain free days.

: 1. Are there causes of PN other than the things I've seen in the literature; e.g., diabetes, alcoholism? I have neither of these, so I'm bewildered. Is it sometimes not related to anything specific?

: 2. I originally went to the neurologist because of a tremor in my upper body, which occurs only during the night. He is very perplexed, but is thinking it may somehow be connected to the PN. Has anyone else had PN and a tremor beginning at about the same time? Other tests have not explained the tremor, and it doesn't respond to propranol, as was expected.

: 3. I have been taking Prilosec for acid reflux for 2 years. Has anyone ever heard of any connection to this drug? I haven't seen anything in the literature making a connection.

: 4. Can PN make one's scalp sensitive and painful? Just in the last week I've been having such a sensation...first time ever.

: Thanks so much! Pls feel free to reply to my e-mail address as well as this message board, if you like.

: Dave
: Austin,TX

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