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
Amitriptyline, Zolpidem, Trazodone
Handicap/Disability Parking Permit, Modafinil, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol, Pregabalin
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam
Duloxetine, Venlafaxine, Citalopram

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

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

(APO-Gabapentin, PMS-Gabapentin, Gralise, DOM-Gabapentin)


(Trepiline, Amitriptyline Troche, Tryptanol, Laroxyl)




(Yentreve, Cymgen, Yelate, Cymbalta)


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?

  • 2,560 patients have this condition
  • 38 new patients joined this month
  • 1,658 say Peripheral Neuropathy is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 45
30s 140
40s 440
50s 768
60s 684
70+ 346


Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 92
30-39 years 232
40-49 years 351
50-59 years 301
60-69 years 128
70+ years 27

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,377
Not Diagnosed 86

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