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Aching legs from Small Fiber Neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 28, 2021 | Replies (134)

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That freaks me out a bit. When diagnosed a few months ago, the FIRST question I asked the neurologist was: Will this eventually impact my mobility? Am I going to end up in a wheelchair? He did not hesitate and was very confident when he said No.

My diagnosis came about when chatting with my doctor and complaining about the weight I had gained when I quit smoking several months before. He suggested I walk to help lose weight. I told him I couldn't because of my painful feet – which had been going on for years. I then mentioned that the pain was now even waking me up in the middle of the night. Next thing I knew he had referred me for a nerve conduction test, and here I am…

Sadly, I've only had this doctor for about a year, and he told me at our last visit that he will be moving :'( I *think* another doctor is taking over his practice, but I will have to double check on that when I see him for the last time.

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Please don't worry and get too far ahead of yourself. Very important to remember that each one of is different therefore so is our path. Symptoms may vary, underlying cause may vary, progression may vary. Hang in there and I'm sorry to hear of your neurologist moving. Good luck on your search fir a new one. Who knows, you may find even better! Take care.
Rachel