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Posted by @sparkygsp in Brain & Nervous System, Oct 2, 2012

I have needles and pins in my feet for a year now spreading to my hands. Ive seen neurologist, reumatoligist, etc. I've been told that I have 5 times the normal r.a. levels but dont have r.a.. I've had a dozen different blood test with no conclusive results. I smoke 3cigerattes a day, been trying to quit for years and I dont drink on a regular basis. Do you think a visit to the mayo clinic would help? My life is starting to suck and I'm only 52 and I'm tired.

caroleann

Posted by @caroleann, Oct 3, 2012

My husband has had sensory neuropathy of the legs and feet for over a year now and all doctors here have no reason why. All tests check out ok. However, he was in a clinical research trial for Uveitis of his eyes and received the drug, Humira which they think caused the neuropathy. He was told it might or might not get better. Sometimes you have to stop looking and just go on with your life the best you can. Good luck to you.

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sparkygsp

Posted by @sparkygsp, Oct 3, 2012

Does anything help? I've used gabapentin, lyrica, and a neupothy vitiman formula with little success. Althougth the vitiman thing from the internet seems to help the best.

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cputans

Posted by @cputans, Oct 16, 2012

I am looking into immunoglobulin therapy. I see it as more of a fix. At least it has that potential. Not sure my insurance will cover it. I do not like taking the gabapentin, even though it helps. Tired of putting a bandaid on the problem.

trytiffme

Posted by @trytiffme, Oct 3, 2012

I would certainly schedule a visit.

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alexsimon

Posted by @alexsimon, Oct 3, 2012

Dear sparksygsp,
If you are intersted in requesting an appointment with a Mayo Clinic physician in MN, FL or AZ, please click on the "Request an Appointment" button on the upper right hand corner of the screen. This will begin the process.

ronjames1

Posted by @ronjames1, Oct 4, 2012

Just Don't give up, keep looking as I am and together we'll find the help.......

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anon56837187

Posted by @anon56837187, Oct 12, 2012

I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy a year ago. Don't stop walking and exercising. Maintaining good body weight will help. Try physical therapy. You will learn how to relieve pain. Wear comfortable shoes. Soak in warm water. Do toes and ankles exercise. Good luck!

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cputans

Posted by @cputans, Oct 16, 2012

I wish I had come here many, many years ago. I made my appt. request online, without any dr. referral. I was called within a few days. Answered a lot of questions and received an appt. during that phone call. Things are run so efficiently here. Don't hesitate to make that appt.

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