Neuropathy 101 - Knowledge is power?
If there was one suggestion I could make to help a person suffering from neuropathy it would be learn as much as you can about your condition. The more you know, the better questions you can ask of your doctors and health care team. Hopefully, helping you find a treatment plan that provides relief for your symptoms.
Early in my journey I was fortunate enough to find a support group that was not too far away, The Minnesota Neuropathy Association. Sadly, the group had to disband and members had to look for support elsewhere. Being able to connect with other people with similar symptoms and conditions was what got me to learn more about neuropathy and what others found helpful.
The reason I started this discussion was to have a place where members, including myself can share information about neuropathy — What is it, how is it diagnosed, what causes it, what options are available for treatment, what's the prognosis, and on and on…
One of my early finds thanks to the Minnesota Neuropathy Association was a series of short easy to understand videos by Matthew B. Jensen, Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Wisconsin — Introduction to Neurology: Level 1 that can give you a better understanding of the different conditions:
Let's learn together and keep learning…knowledge is power! Have you found any articles that turned on the lights for you?