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I have lost sensation in my middle toes and parts of my feet. I also have a electrical feeling down my right shoulder. I have episodic loss of sensations in my legs and arms. MRI, EMG, metabolic rates, blood sugar and B12 levels are normal. I am waiting for heavy metal tests (well water) and lupus test.
brenjacobmy neuropathy may possibly have been caused by stopping effexor. either going back on effexor or going on alpha lipoic acid 200mg 3x day has helped. keeping feet warm helps.
Re: Tingling — I had severe pain, even with gabapentin RX which helped some but still caused increased numbness, burning, stabbing pains and instability.
??Re: Burning — Occurs while sleeping. Always in the same location on the top of right foot, above the small toe.
Re: Stabbing pain — I refer to my 'stabbing pain' as 'pinpricks.' They're not as severe, perhaps, as an actual stab - at least, not usually. Occasionally they'll stop me in my tracks. And they can happen anywhere on my body: my feet, calf, shoulder blade, etc. Once I thought I was being stung by an insect - turned out there was nothing there.
Re: Tingling — Tingling is the major feature of my neuropathy. It manifests - or feels like - itching in my feet, somewhat in my hands, and pretty severely in my scalp (which is not supposed to happen, according to my doc). I count myself lucky, as my neuropathy is not generally painful, aside from occasional pinprick stabbing sensations throughout my body.
Re: Idiopathic (no known cause) — The doctor could not figure out the cause of my foot neuropathy, thus it is called idiopathic.
Re: Difficulty standing for long periods — I have balance issues because I am only able to use the heel part of my feet.
nicolelbtRe: B12 injections — My neuropathy is in part to do with my pernicious anemia, though I find since I developed fibromyalgia sometimes when I have a flair the pain will be accompanied by neuropathy in my hands
libs68Re: Stabbing pain — I have had a constant headache for 5 weeks now. Along with sharp shooting pains in the right side of my head and tingling, numbness and sensitivity over the right side of my scalp. I now have numbness and tingling in the right side of my face, neck, ear and all down the right arm to my fingertips. My neurologist has prescribed Gabapentin 100mg. I hope these sort me out because I am getting quite frustrated with the constant headache, which never goes away, and the internittent shooting pains, also the numbness and tingling are such strange feelings.
cliveRe: Exquisite sensitivity in affected area — The constancy of all the symptoms including the awful sensitivity make it very debilitating. I am trying to find a homoeopathic treatment that will ease the pain. If anyone has found anything that helps, without costing a fortune, I'll be pleased to hear about it.
BreeRe: Difficulty standing for long periods — Yes can sometimes find it hard to stand for long periods of time but other times I can do so.
BreeRe: Exquisite sensitivity in affected area — Yes I have intensive sensitivity in my feet. But it does go up & down, depending on my general condition.
BreeRe: Tingling — I don't really have tingling as such.
BreeRe: Painful numbness — I have no numbness. If anything I have heightened feeling in my feet
BreeRe: Stabbing pain — Not always, only when tired & rundown.
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