On Tuesday I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. While last year I had full sensation in my feet, I now have a significant loss. I knew this was coming because I have been unable to feel one of my toes since the winter. Luckily, I still have enough circulation to heal a wound. The chiropodist has sent a recommendation that I see a neurologist.
Aside from the numbness, I don't seem to have the same symtoms as everyone else. There is tingling yet also flashes. They feel like sparks from a campfire except they are inside my arms and legs (mostly at night). That's it...no real pain. I did have the blisters and rashes but when I stopped taking the drug that I believed was causing the problem, they quickly healed. I have been able to control my numbers too. :)
My main concern is the loss of sensation. I don't want to take any more meds than I have to. Are the meds that everyone recommends in this group for healing or pain? Will I need a prescription?
I have an appointment with a new Family Doctor on Monday. I hope to go in with an understanding of whatever he recommends.