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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?

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@liz223

Hi, I'm 86 and have had peripheral neuropathy for a long number of years. I see a Neurologist and he has run different tests, but never found a cause. I take 3 Gabapentin each day and I am able to live with it. As far as I know, there is no cure. I also have a bulging disc, spinal stenosis and Scoliosis. I have an appointment for a spinal injection next week. 🙂

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Hello @liz223, I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy and the neurologist thinks it might be hereditary. I once heard an 80 year old research neurologist at a neuropathy support meeting say if you live long enough you will get neuropathy. Didn't make me feel any better but at 74 soon to be 75 I'm OK with it. I don't have pain with my neuropathy so I don't have to take any medications for it.. I just have the tingling and numbness.

You mentioned you have spinal stenosis and Scoliosis. There is a discussion you might want to read through here:

Scoliosis - Introduce yourself and meet others
-- https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/scoliosis-introduce-yourself/

John