I have rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. I have now been diagnosed with perifferal neuropathy. My specialist says there is nothing he can do to help me but failed to explain what it is other than the arthritis is damaging nerves in my spine which send messages to my feet and legs. I have numbness in these areas that make me feel as though I am drunk. The only aid I have is a walking stick. Has anyone had this strange thing. Dido.