To update I have Generalized Sensorimotor Peripheral Neuropathy. .. over my entire body. I was shocked when she did the nerve conduction test and I couldn't feel anything over some of my body. The burning feet issue seems to have subsided for the most part. Maybe partly due to my intake of Alpha Lipoic Acid, 600mg, (recommended by neurologist) and the use of a fan to cool my feet when they do feel hot/burning, but the leg pain is sporadically worsening – the feeling of electrical or needle like stabbing pain in my right thigh and left shin. Past couple weeks been having periodic numbness in my hands while sleeping. I just shift my hands and the numbness goes away. as far as the needle pain.. it is absolutely the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. UGH. I just deal with it as best I can.
Q… does anyone have an itchy sensation but when you scratch it you can't tell if the itchiness is being relieved? I know that sounds weird. But I have that on my left upper thigh. It really pi#$es me off that there is no treatment for me. or lots of others like me. So much for the state of medicine. Sheesh.
I have Major depressive disorder and anxiety for longer than the neuropathy so I am already on a couple antidepressants to treat that. I take 2 antidepressants daily, 1 anxiety med sporadically, 1 anti-d for sleep and I guess that makes 4 all together. I am doing some reading all the time on recommendations from medical literature re help for neuropathy. The ala (alpha lipoic acid ) has been mentioned as helpful for people with diabetic neuropathy. It is an antioxidant.