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?

  • 2,742patients have this condition
  • 24new patients joined this month
  • 1,813say Peripheral Neuropathy is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 43
30s 146
40s 436
50s 792
60s 767
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 33
20-29 years 99
30-39 years 239
40-49 years 368
50-59 years 329
60-69 years 137
70+ years 30

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,464
Not Diagnosed 88

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