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May 21, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Hi Colleen. My Dad was just diagnosed with axonal sensitive motor polyneuropathy. He is 78 years old and has always been in great shape. He works out at a gym at least 3 times/week. He experienced sudden fatigue two weeks ago and pain in both legs (mostly in his calfs). He became so restless and did not sleep for an entire week. Doctors told him it was a virus and told us to wait it out. We took him to the emergency department 3 times in one week – once by ambulance and finally they admitted him. He has been in hospital for a week now and blood tests have revealed this diagnosis. At this point, he cannot stand. He says he cannot feel the floor. He can move his legs while lying in bed (up and down) and can move his ankles in a circular motion. His strength, however, has significantly declined. He is on his 3rd of 5 treatments of IVIG treatment. His physician told him today that if it works, she does not expect to see improvement for one to two weeks. She also said that if it does not work, there is no other treatment option. Can you or anyone else offer anything new on this condition? Thank you so much!