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Neuropathy Nugget #410 - When The Pain Is Too Much...You Do Have Options

Wednesday, October 25, 2023


Nugget Day #410

Trivia Question❓

What famous Greek philosopher is often believed to have suffered from peripheral neuropathy, a condition characterized by numbness, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet?

Answer at the bottom of the newsletter

In conclusion, peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve pain that is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood.

However, there are treatment options available to manage and potentially eliminate the pain.

The 5 Rs of Management, which include repair, repress, reeducate, reset, and release, offer various strategies for addressing peripheral neuropathy pain.

It is important to seek out a knowledgeable healthcare provider who can provide appropriate treatment options and offer hope for improvement and relief.

Antibiotics are life-saving medications, but they can also cause side effects, including peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves that send information to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. It can cause numbness, tingling, burning, weakness, and pain in the hands and feet.

Fluoroquinolones are the most common type of antibiotic that can cause peripheral neuropathy. Other types of antibiotics that can cause peripheral neuropathy include metronidazole, isoniazid, vincristine, cisplatin, thalidomide, and dapsone.

The risk of peripheral neuropathy from antibiotics is higher in older adults, people with kidney disease, and people who are taking multiple medications. It is also higher in people who take antibiotics for longer periods of time.

If you experience any symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, see a doctor to determine if they are caused by an antibiotic and recommend the best course of treatment.

To reduce your risk of developing antibiotic-induced peripheral neuropathy, only take antibiotics when necessary and for as long as prescribed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of different types of antibiotics before choosing one. Avoid taking multiple antibiotics at the same time. If you are taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, stay hydrated and avoid drinking alcohol.

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Aerobic exercise cuts chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms: A six-month aerobic exercise intervention significantly improves self-reported chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) among patients treated for ovarian cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in JAMA ...

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