Monday, October 11, 2010
Small Fiber Neuropathy In Fibromyalgia
I read a new article which talks about Fibromyalgia possibly being Small Fiber Neuropathy. They determined this by taking skin biopsies. Okay, so I don't know much about this, I'll admit. Here's what I do know. I was having a lot of pain in my feet. Yes, most of us have trouble with pain and stiffness in our feet when we first get up in the morning. Sometimes it will go away after a little while. But mine was not going away. People were suggesting that I had plantars fasciitis. I also had tingling and numbness in my feet, legs, hands and even lips sometimes. I went to the doctor and he tested me for Neuropathy. I didn't test high enough to have Neuropathy, but I did test higher than "normal". But, of course, could I ever be considered normal? He also did blood work and everything came back normal. That I do always have. Normal blood work. Which is always good, right? Except that it never tells us what's wrong. You know the feeling. You're waiting for blood results. You want everything to be okay. But at the same time you hope that it does show something so you'd at least know something. That was about six months ago. So, I still am having the tingling and numbness in my feet and legs. Sometimes in my hands and lips. The next time I go to the doctor I'll talk to them about it again. Click here to read the article "Small Fiber Neuropathy in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" by Adrienne Dellwo. Now tell me, how do you think Neuropathy relates to Fibromyalgia? She asks if you've responded well to neuropathy treatments. But I'm not sure what neuropathy treatments are. Can you tell me?