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Oct 28, 2019 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Thanks for your response. I will read these articles.

Oct 28, 2019 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Thanks for the response and insight. Yeah, I'm definitely willing to give it a few years. Even though I abused alcohol, I have no issue not drinking. I would however be disappointed if I ruined any chances of me being able to have a "special occasion" drink later in life, being how young I am…

Oct 28, 2019 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

Hello, just signed up at Mayo Clinic so I could post in this thread.

I'm a 34 year old male with Small Fiber Neuropathy. I had all the neurological and blood tests to rule out any of the major concerns like diabetes, etc. So, therefore, we landed on alcohol as the cause since I had been an abuser (6+ drinks everyday for 10+ years). I have since stopped drinking any alcohol and it's been about 6 months. I have noticed a slight improvement, in that the "worst" of my symptoms isn't as bad as it was, but there's still definitely a very noticeable tingling and numbness in the bottom half of legs, top of head, tips of nose, fingers etc.

So I have a couple of questions for anyone else who may have experience living with alcohol caused SFN. 1) Did you ever fully heal or become symptom-less after quitting alcohol and if so how long did it take? 2) If I go as long as up to a couple of years without alcohol to try and heal, and it just simply appears that the damage I caused is permanent, would it be at all possible to become a VERY moderate drinker of alcohol without making the current SFN any worse? I'm talking like 2 drinks a week MAX and going months at a time without any drinks at all. Or is it that, once a person has SFN, any amount of alcohol at all will keep damaging the nerves? I haven't been able to find any info on this at all and doctors seem to think it's a crap shoot at this point whether I heal or not, so I'm looking for personal experiences.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you