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Why test for neuropathy if there is no cure?

Neuropathy | Last Active: Apr 4, 2021 | Replies (87)

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@jeffrapp

Hi Toni
without knowing your complete history, I cannot really be completely accurate. However, it may be important to know what "kind" of neuropathy you have, because some are treatable, such as vitamin B12 deficiency.
BTW, in regard to another post, idiopathic does indeed mean of unknown cause, but does not mean there is no treatment. And treatment does not mean cure.

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Hi @jeffrapp I agree with the term idiopathic. To me, a doctor may not know the cause but it doesn’t mean that a patient can not think back to determine potential causes through the process of elimination. It is similar to having an allergic reaction which I never had up until recently. Within a week I found the culprit. I did not waste time going to doctors for questions I can ask myself.
Neuropathy caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency can become permanent if not treated early. In my case, my neuropathy was the result of the last surgical repair for my ruptured AVM. It was a circulation issue involving the embolization of blood vessels. I have learned to deal with it. Luckily, it has only affected the left side of my body from head to toe. I have found supplements that help with the burning pain. The pain differs day to day. I feel we all do the best we can with our ailments(we know our limitations) so we can remain somewhat independent. Toni

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