Driving with neuropathy

Posted by ssheid @ssheid, Sun, Jan 20 2:03pm

Why is my neuropathy worse while driving?

@ssheid I have no medical training or background but I do have small fiber PN and it's always worse when driving for me. I think it's because you are sitting in a sometimes less than comfortable position and maybe longer than you would normally sit. Also I'm sure each of us are a little different in how driving impacts us. How is your neuropathy worse? more pain?

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Mine gets worse whenever I'm not up and about, walking or running. The morning is the worst. I drive about 5 hours regularly – just the last few months my feet and legs have been getting numb and painful after about an hour so I make a pit stop, hobble around until the stiffness is gone, then get back on the road. I don't know why, I just know that it does. My neurologist said that it's Restless Leg Syndrome which quite a few of us seem to have.

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