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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?

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What I was told was that if it is still an issue two years out, it is probably here to stay. My main issue is the numbness also. My hands - I constantly drop things and cannot use a pen, pencil, paintbrush for very long at all. As an artist, that is the pits. My feet are dumb across the bottom back to my heel and it feels like I have little sand bags under my toes. They tingle all the time. I have to be careful about hot or cold but then if I stub my toe or hit my finger on something, it about puts me on the floor. It is not debilitating but it is aggravating and sometimes depressing.

I hope for you some relief. I would be interested inn what you find out from the neurologist. I will be starting chemo again soon and suspect mine my be getting worse - but then who knows. Good luck on that doctor visit.

@grandma41 yes, the Gabapentin caused dizziness for me. My husband takes it with no issues at all. I almost fell a few times and I decided it was not worth the risk for me. I did take it for a few months; long enough for the mmedication to have worked if it was going to. I may have helped a litte.

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For the time that I was on Gabapentin, I fell regularly despite having two series of PT. Cymbalta and Lyrica also caused disbalance, without falls. In fairness, my feet are very numb and toes no feeling--except pain. The medicine. to eliminate that feeling are worse than the dizzy feeling--extreme sleepiness.

I’m a retired art teacher and was practicing what I love to do which was paint. I had had peripheral neuropathy do to spinal compressions about 15 or 20 years ago. My feet are numb and little sandbags under my feet sounds familiar yes. But all of a sudden my hands have started. They told me that I have moderate stenosis at C6 and C7 . A cervical epidural did not help and they will do the facet joints in about a week. What bothers me is how extreme the pain in my hands is. Worse in my left hand my fingers will begin to curl every so often and stay there and then they’ll relax again but the pain is terrible. I drop things I’m terrified to try to pick up a brush again for fear of what will happen on the canvas. When I think that this has been my entire life the focus of what I’ve done, my work my hobby, I don’t even know what to think or feel. It’s too Much to try to take In. The pain is absolutely vicious. I can’t even describe it and I’m not sure that people believe me when I tell them about it because it’s one of those invisible things this pain oh my goodness it’s changed my life completely. They tell me nothing can be done about it