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What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy Other Than Diabetes?

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What Are The Treatments For Non-diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, pain, weakness, and other aggravating sensations in the hands and feet, according to Mayoclinic.com. Peripheral neuropathy occurs because of nerve damage, whether it be from systemic diseases, injuries, vitamin level abnormalities, infections or exposure to toxins. While these risk factors may cause peripheral neuropathy, diabetes is the most common cause. Treatment requires a thorough assessment of the patient's risk factors so the proper treatment plan can be constructed. Video of the Day According to MedlinePlus, treatment of the underlying disease which is causing peripheral neuropathy should be the first step in the treatment plan. Treatment of diseases such as diabetes, Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcarcoidosis, or other underlying diseases will prevent further nerve damage and in some cases heal damaged nerves. If a patient is unaware of underlying diseases that are causing peripheral neuropathy, he should be sure to let his doctor know of other abnormal symptoms he is experiencing. In this case, a physician may run blood tests, or perform other diagnostic tests, to determine if an under Continue reading >>

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  1. Lesley_J

    Hi,
    I'm brand new to this website and what an informative website it is.
    To give you an idea of my background, I have suffered from non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy since August 2011.
    I was prescribed Gapapentin, which did not have any effect. I am now on Zydol and at last am leading an almost normal life practically free from pain.
    I would love to talk to anybody else who might suffer from this horrible problem.

    Thank you, Lesley_J

  2. katieoxo60

    Hi, welcome to the site. the drug Gabapentin seems to be prescribed for alsorts these days. Its an anti epilectic drug. I was prescribed it for a persistant cough, when I questioned this my GP said it was good for nerve pains, but my pain is arthritic. Glad you have now been given a different drug and it works. Sorry I don't have your illness, it was just the drug prescribed was the same. Hope you find someone with like illness soon to chat to

  3. Doolittle

    Hi Lesley,
    Really not sure what's wrong with me...but I have nerve pain...that's for sure....had so many tests.....they still don't know! I have been on so many drugs too. If you want to chat then I'm here.

    Wendy.

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