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
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
179
Tried for
Peripheral Neuropathy (171) Pain (22)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
Peripheral Neuropathy (61) Insomnia (21)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Pain (44) Peripheral Neuropathy (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Xylocaine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
Tried for
Peripheral Neuropathy (37)
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
Pain (35) Peripheral Neuropathy (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
Tried for
Pain (20) Peripheral Neuropathy (16)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
Depressed mood (15) Peripheral Neuropathy (13)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Anxious mood (17) Insomnia (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (11) Depressed mood (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Pain (13) Insomnia (2)
1 more

Data from patients with Peripheral Neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

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

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Peripheral Neuropathy (49 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 41 more
How many evaluations
64
Tried for
Peripheral Neuropathy (171) Pain (22)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Peripheral Neuropathy (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dry mouth 23 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Peripheral Neuropathy (61) Insomnia (21)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea and vomiting Constipation 13 more
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Pain (44) Peripheral Neuropathy (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Xylocaine)
Perceived effectiveness
for Peripheral Neuropathy (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Burn
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Peripheral Neuropathy (37)
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Abnormal EKG (electrocardiogram) Allergic reaction 13 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (35) Peripheral Neuropathy (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 30 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Pain (20) Peripheral Neuropathy (16)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Anxious mood 12 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Depressed mood (15) Peripheral Neuropathy (13)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 4 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Anxious mood (17) Insomnia (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Balance problems Brain fog 5 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (11) Depressed mood (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Cognitive confusion 3 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (13) Insomnia (2)
1 more

Data from patients with Peripheral Neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • 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 53
30s 160
40s 445
50s 845
60s 819
70+ 457

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 38
20-29 years 108
30-39 years 266
40-49 years 398
50-59 years 358
60-69 years 149
70+ years 33

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,594
Not Diagnosed 95

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