Peripheral Neuropathy

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What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy often start gradually, and then get worse. They include numbness, pain, burning or tingling, muscle weakness, and sensitivity to touch.

What is it like to have Peripheral Neuropathy?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Peripheral Neuropathy and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Peripheral Neuropathy patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Peripheral Neuropathy on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2,749patients have this condition
  • 21new patients joined this month
  • 1,812say Peripheral Neuropathy is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 44
30s 148
40s 438
50s 792
60s 769
70+ 413


Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 34
20-29 years 100
30-39 years 241
40-49 years 369
50-59 years 331
60-69 years 137
70+ years 30

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,471
Not Diagnosed 89

These charts show data from Peripheral Neuropathy patients who have completed their condition history
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