Mayo Clinic and Idiopathic Small Fiber Neuropathy Research
This coming June, I will make a journey to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota seeking answers to my diagnosis of idiopathic small fiber neuropathy. This will be my last major effort in getting some kind of relief. I was diagnosed about 5 years ago (skin biopsy) and have tried gaba, Lyrica and Cymbalta. I am currently taking 300 mg of gaba ( got as high as 2,400 but it’s useless) and 60mg of Cymbalta. I retired from the pharmaceutical industry after 40 years, and was 62 when diagnosed. My major complaint is burning feet, especially the bottom of my feet. I exercise routinely.
From my research it appears that there is not a lot of research on the etiology of neuropathy, but more on palliative treatment, and not much of that. Mayo is considered the #1 neurology hospital in the country. Does anyone have any first hand information as to what research is taking place there, if any?