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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Peripheral Neuropathy and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
176
How many evaluations
61
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
How many evaluations
30
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
How many evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
How many evaluations
25
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
How many evaluations
19
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
How many evaluations
6
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Data from patients with Peripheral Neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
176
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 41 more
How many evaluations
61
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
73
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Allergic reaction 22 more
How many evaluations
30
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
47
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea and vomiting Constipation 13 more
How many evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
37
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Burn
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
34
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Abnormal EKG (electrocardiogram) Allergic reaction 13 more
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
How many have tried
33
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 30 more
How many evaluations
25
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
31
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue Anxious mood 14 more
How many evaluations
19
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
20
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 4 more
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
How many have tried
17
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Balance problems Brain fog 5 more
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
How many have tried
15
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Blurry vision Cognitive confusion 3 more
How many evaluations
6
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Data from patients with Peripheral Neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Peripheral Neuropathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 52
30s 158
40s 445
50s 842
60s 808
70+ 452

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 37
20-29 years 108
30-39 years 265
40-49 years 394
50-59 years 360
60-69 years 147
70+ years 33

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,584
Not Diagnosed 95

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