Small fiber sensory neuropathy

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What is small fiber sensory neuropathy?

Sensory neuropathy is named for the specific portion of the peripheral nervous system that is affected. Small sensory nerve fibers are the nerve fibers near the skin's surface that carry mostly pain and temperature sensation.

Common symptoms reported by people with small fiber sensory 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with small fiber sensory neuropathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Topamax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)

Data from patients with small fiber sensory neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with small fiber sensory neuropathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for small fiber sensory neuropathy (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness cognitive confusion 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for small fiber sensory neuropathy (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision daytime sleepiness 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
overwhelming fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Topamax)
Perceived effectiveness
for small fiber sensory neuropathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for small fiber sensory neuropathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with small fiber sensory neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has small fiber sensory neuropathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 19
30s 52
40s 99
50s 137
60s 93
70+ 34
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 66
50-59 years 46
60-69 years 10
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 93
Female 350

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 239
Not Diagnosed 19

These charts show data from small fiber sensory neuropathy patients who have completed their condition history
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