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John

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Bishop

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MN

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United States of America

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Autoimmune diseases, Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Caregivers, Chronic pain, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living, Heart and blood vessel disorders, Immune disorders, Men's health issues, Mental health disorders, Neurology (brain and nervous system), Other

Posts (3641)

8 hours ago · Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

@jlab952 — to make sure the member receives an email notification for your post just include the @ sign along with the name – like @joannerhodes. Here is the link to your post addressed to her so that when she receives this email notification all she has to do is click the View & Reply button on the email and it will take her to this post and she can click on the link below to see your post.

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/shingrix/?pg=3#comment-346687

10 hours ago · Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

Hello @jlab952, welcome to Connect. I wasn't sure who your question was for but I'm assuming it was for @512tr911 who had the first Shingrix shot. I typed the members @ username in the message to make sure they receive an email notification for your post and question. It sounds like you had the same side effect?

10 hours ago · SUGARS OF ANY KIND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE YOUR BODY’S DEFENSES in Healthy Living

Hello @cwhii, I would like to add my welcome along with @lisalucier and other members. I'm certainly not an expert and I do have my problems with sugar consumption but I have cut back a lot. I have small fiber neuropathy and it really makes neuropathy worse so I've cut way back and only occassional treat myself. I used to drink a lot of pop and then switched to diet pop until I found out that it really makes the body crave more sweets. I looked at the site you referenced and linked to it below.

WHY SUGAR AGES & WEAKENS YOU: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THROTTLED BACK?
https://deeprootsathome.com/reasons-cut-sugar/

Dr. Linus Pauling did some research on the dangers of sugar which I think is where most of the data comes from.

John Yudkin, Linus Pauling and the Sugar Question
https://paulingblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/john-yudkin-linus-pauling-and-the-sugar-question/

Sugar and Your Immune System
https://alternativehealthatlanta.com/immune-system/sugar-and-your-immune-system/

How Much Is Too Much? — The growing concern over too much added sugar in our diets
https://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/the-growing-concern-of-overconsumption.html#.XdHLlOhKhPY

I do know one thing. It's getting to be that time of year when all the treats start showing up and I really have to be on my best behavior and keep my hands in my pockets ☺

11 hours ago · Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

@iceblue I don't know of any successful cases of nerve damage being reverse from what I've read but there seems to be some promise in a new drug treatment with pirenzepine.

Study finds drugs that can reverse nerve damage (Jan 2017)
https://www.sbrc.ca/2017/01/study-finds-drugs-that-can-reverse-nerve-damage/

There is also a recent new discussion on the topic here on Connect that you may want to join.

> Groups > Neuropathy > Anyone Heard of Pirenzepine for Small Fiber Neuropathy?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-heard-of-pirenzepine-for-small-fiber-neuropathy/

15 hours ago · Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy in Neuropathy

Hello @512tr911 — Welcome to Connect. I'm sorry to hear you developed numbness in both feet shortly after having the Shingrix vaccination. It's really hard to know what to do sometimes. I've been debating about getting the shot and had planned to get the shot but now I'm not sure. As a young adult I remember visiting the parents of a friend and the husband had shingles and you could just see the pain he was in. That thought always comes to mind for me – I definitely do not want to get the shingles. I saw an article from June 2018 that does a good job of explaining some of the benefits, risks and side effects of the Shingrix vaccination.

U.S. News Health Report – A New Shingles Vaccine: Prepare for Harsher Side Effects
https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2018-06-15/a-new-shingles-vaccine-prepare-for-harsher-side-effects

I also have numbness in my feet from small fiber peripheral neuropathy. Do you have any pain along with the numbness in the feet?

1 day ago · Anyone Tried Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy? in Neuropathy

Thats great news @cwallen! Hope it continues to help. I'm sure other members will love to hear from you on your progress with CytoQuel.

1 day ago · Unknown Cause or Idiopathic SFN in Neuropathy

Hello @grahamb, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @lisalucier and other members. Mayo Clinic has some good information on the different treatments/medications for pain relief for diabetic neuropathy as well as some lifestyle and home remedies information here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-neuropathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371587

1 day ago · Anyone Tried Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy? in Neuropathy

Hi @cwallen9, I've read a little about frequency specific microcurrent therapy but have no experience with it. I'm wondering if @jimhd has any experience with it. I know it won't help my neuropathy because my symptoms are only numbness and the frequency specific therapy is addressing the pain symptoms according to what I've read. Cleveland Clinic has a good overview, procedure details and possible risk/benefits here:

Frequency-Specific Microcurrent
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/15935-frequency-specific-microcurrent

Practical Pain Management also has a Microcurrent Electrical Therapy (MET): A Tutorial that provides some good information:
https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/treatments/microcurrent-electrical-therapy-met-tutorial

I have no experience with CytoQuel but a recent clinical pilot study (May 2019) shows it significantly reduced chronic pain:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6526776/