Nerve Deterioration Post Rattlesnake bite

Posted by lmp2307 @lmp2307, Mar 21 8:26pm

Has anyone in this forum developed neuropathy symptoms because of a snakebite? My husband was bitten about 12 years ago & I’m desperately trying to find some relief for him. Thank you.

Hello @lmp2307, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I know it must be difficult and worrisome for you watching your husband in pain and not being able to help. I was not able to find other members on Connect who developed neuropathy or neuropathy symptoms from a rattlesnake or other snake bites. There is some information supporting the possibility of neuropathy caused by a rattlesnake bite though.

Rattlesnake Hematoxic Neuropathy – A Case Report and Literature Review:
https://meeting.handsurgery.org/abstracts/2012/P46.cgi
Damage to the Median and Ulnar Nerves After a Snake Bite:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/canadian-journal-of-neurological-sciences/article/damage-to-the-median-and-ulnar-nerves-after-a-snake-bite/33FA61005C8EB6918AE7B40F1941DCE5
Neurotoxicity in Snakebite—The Limits of Our Knowledge:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3794919/

Has your husband been diagnosed with neuropathy or seen a neurologist?

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Hello! Thank you for the response. He saw one neurologist in Asheville NC who didn’t think that there was anything that could be done. We recently moved to Stuart FL and he just started seeing someone new here. They are starting him on IV drip.
He also gets episodic full body nerve issues where he feels that he is jumping out of his skin.

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@lmp2307

Hello! Thank you for the response. He saw one neurologist in Asheville NC who didn’t think that there was anything that could be done. We recently moved to Stuart FL and he just started seeing someone new here. They are starting him on IV drip.
He also gets episodic full body nerve issues where he feels that he is jumping out of his skin.

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@lmp2307 – You may want to read through the following discussion and learn what other members have shared helps them including myself. There is also a discussion on IVIG infusions you might find helpful.

– Member Neuropathy Journey Stories: What's Yours?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/member-neuoropathy-journey-stories-whats-yours/
– IVIG Infusions: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ivig-infusions/

One of the things you might find helpful is learning as much as you can about your husbands neuropathy condition. Here are my 2 favorite sites for neuropathy information.

– Neuropathy Commons: https://neuropathycommons.org/
– The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy: https://www.foundationforpn.org/

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I will. Thank you again.

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