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Thu, Apr 18 9:22pm · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

I wear 2. They are lightweight..I hated them at first but I think my legs were worse and I couldn't navigate my feet into the shoes easily..It seemed like it took forever to get them on. Now .. . I just pop them on in the morning (routine) and I'm up and around..It's almost second nature, and what a relief to be able to go outside and garden, walk, go to the gym, drive, and I haven't fallen in such a long time..I haven't mastered wearing shorts, but maybe I will this summer, who cares… we care enough about ourself to be our best and if the braces make us better, well then, solution solved..

Thu, Apr 18 9:14pm · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

I do have neuropathy in both legs and drop foot in both from POEMS

Wed, Apr 17 5:24pm · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

Ronni: I've been wearing braces for the last 2-3 years and I can tell you they make a tremendous difference. I had gone to a chiropractor that I had to pay out of pocket for treatment. He was against the braces, but I went with the medical advice I received and started wearing them. I can now drive and do most anything I want to. They helped my balance tremendously and half the time people don't even notice I'm wearing them. It's worth it to be independent. I went for a year not being able to drive and it was miserable. So I am a big advocate of the braces.

Wed, Apr 17 5:20pm · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

have you found any helpful treatment that insurance will provide for treatment

Tue, Apr 9 9:19pm · Restless Leg Syndrome in Sleep Health

Im looking for some type healing from drop foot along with the neuropathy. There was an ad in the paper to cure neuropathy but they wouldn't take Aetna insurance.. so I didn't pursue it.

Tue, Apr 9 9:17pm · Restless Leg Syndrome in Sleep Health

Hi; I've also used a spoonful of mustard that will immediately relief any cramps in your legs or hands..I've tried it and it worked for me.

Jul 28, 2017 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Guess what guys, I have POEMS blood plasma disorder that causes neuropathy in my hands and feet..I’ve found that Vicks Vapor Rub has a lot of uses..

Jul 11, 2017 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

Hi all. I don’t know what I have from day to day. First diagnosed with GBS, sought out another neurologist and second diagnosis was CIDP. After test and seeking a third opinion, was diagnosed with POEMS. Has anyone been familiar with POEMS. I had a tumor removed in January 2017 then followed up with radiation treatments. I’ve been on Prednisone which helped, I didn’t have all the side effects of Prednisone, weight gain. puffy face, now I’m weaning off the Prednisone, still having IVIG treatments for the CIDP diagnosis, and cautiously spacing them further apart. i suspect if I don’t have problems, this will be discontinued sometime in the coming months. I was hard to diagnose properly and just pray a lot, because I am a lot better than I was in October of 2016. I was on a walker now I walk freely with the help of AFOs for drop foot in both feet. I drive now and take water exericse 4 days a week. I so interested in having a support group to talk to with this neuropathy. My hands were affected and now are better, not normal, legs either, but so much better than in the past, so I am grateful for the strides I make and can now do housework, play in my flowerbeds, not falling anyone..just enjoying what accomplishments I have made. Please respond with your experiences, what helps, Thanks for sharing with me.