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)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
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)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)

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)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness rosacea
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
shakiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Perceived effectiveness
for small fiber sensory neuropathy (3 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
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 pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
  • 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 22
30s 73
40s 115
50s 175
60s 131
70+ 50
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 30
30-39 years 48
40-49 years 72
50-59 years 48
60-69 years 14
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 128
Female 453

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 267
Not Diagnosed 23

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