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?

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?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 49
30s 151
40s 438
50s 816
60s 795
70+ 433

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 104
30-39 years 255
40-49 years 384
50-59 years 343
60-69 years 144
70+ years 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,533
Not Diagnosed 92

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