Neuropathy | Last Active: 6 hours ago | Replies (6)
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Hello @purplewillow, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I think it would be hard for anyone to go through the loss of family and friends like you did and not be affected. I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy and used to drink alcohol but I quit once I was diagnosed because it can cause nerve damage. I have not heard that stopping drinking of alcohol would suddenly cause the neuropathy symptoms. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy has some information on alcohol and neuropathy here: https://www.foundationforpn.org/what-is-peripheral-neuropathy/causes/alcohol/
It's understandable that you are nervous about having damaged nerves but the good thing is that you are actively seeking help and learning as much as you can about your condition. Have you thought about checking back with your doctor and explaining your fears to see if you can get your appointment moved up?