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Jul 31, 2018 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

I'd like to offer you my experience. My peripheral neuropathy started a few years ago – it was called idiopathic, meaning no known cause. My symptoms were reduced balance, instability standing or walking, leg weakness, pain in my feet, blotches on skin on my feet.
At some point, I stopped taking statin drugs, and the symptoms reduced dramatically. Then, I reduced, and almost stopped alcohol. Those symptoms reduced further. Alcohol consumption had also brought about leg cramps at night! Stopping alcohol has greatly reduced or eliminated the cramps. Finally, alcohol interferes with sleep (waking up at 3 or 4 and not able to get back to sleep) and it is fattening!
So, even though sobriety is no fun and doesn't cure PN, I believe sobriety does reduce the painful symptoms of PN and has other benefits.

Apr 21, 2018 · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

I took statins for years because of a family history of heart disease. Then I developed PN, and the symptoms included pain in my feet, instability, leg weakness, etc. I stopped stations, and the PN symptoms reduced substantially! I make up for the lack of statins with a low fat diet and plenty of exercise. So far my cholesteral levels are low enough.

Dec 7, 2017 · Peripheral Neuropathy - Stretching and Exercise in Neuropathy

I go to the gym every day that I can – which is usually 5 days a week.
I do believe exercise helps, in many ways. My neuropathy produces weakness, so exercise is not particularly fun, but it does help.
No particular exercise. Good luck.

Dec 1, 2017 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

I write to report on my recent experience with neuropathy. My symptoms lately were leg weakness, instability, and leg and foot pain. I stopped taking Crestor on the advice of “stop all statins.” The result has been very good. Some weakness remains, but the pain is gone and the instability has greatly reduced. Just fyi if you take a statin.

Nov 12, 2017 · Treating Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have been on Forteo since April 2017 and it is helping. But, I itch, a lot. I can’t sleep from the itch. I think it is from the Forteo. Have you had that experience? If so, what did you do about it?

Sep 24, 2017 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

I don’t have any suggestions for medicine that effectively eliminates the pain, but I have noticed that drinking alcohol, especially red wine, increases the pain in my feet. I have eliminated alcohol, and it seems to pay off.

Jul 30, 2017 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

John – thank you. after you eliminated alcohol, did you notice any change in symptoms? Kevin

Jul 30, 2017 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Thank you for this extensive research. Have you heard that alcohol (for example, beer and whiskey) is toxic for neuropathy? I have heard that some medical professionals believe it will make neuropathy worse.