Small fibre neuropathy

I have Restless Leg Syndrome but also a lot of pain. A nerve conduction test has shown that I have small fibre neuropathy. I think I read somewhere that this is very similar to, if not the same as, fibromyalgia. Is that right!? I take 200mg of Tramulief, 1800mg of Gabapentin and 1mg of clonazepam yet still have a lot of pain. The pain is ok most of the time but late evening I am tempted to take 30/500 codeine/paracetamol as well.

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Small Fiber Neuropathy isn't the same as Fibromyalgia but it's mentioned as influencing Fibro and causing additional Fibro pain. I found several related articles, here are just 2:

Source: ProHealth Home > Research Library > Latest News & Research

Article: Small Nerve Fiber Neuropathy Commonly Found in Fibromyalgia


Source: by Cort Johnson | Oct 19, 2016 | Fibro, Homepage, Research, Small Fiber Neuropathy

Article: Small Nerve Fiber Study Finds Different Kinds of Fibromyalgia Exist


Thanks very much


Thank you for finding the topic!

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Hi martino I am sorry to hear you are still suffering with pain. Perhaps you need to see your doctor for a reassessment and to try something different.

If you have a bath, try some Epsom Salts in it. The magnesium is said to help Restless Leg Syndrome.

I hope you get relief very soon.


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Hi martino

I am so genuinely sorry to read this my friend, and I have pasted an excerpt and a link to the *NHS Choices cache on this issue. It is different to Fibro but as BonnieSue says, it is mentioned as influencing Fibro and causing additional Fibro pain:

*Peripheral Neuropathy - NHS:

*Peripheral neuropathy develops when nerves in the body's extremities – such as the hands, feet and arms – are damaged. The symptoms depend on which nerves are affected.

In the UK, it's estimated that almost 1 in 10 people aged 55 or over are affected by some degree of peripheral neuropathy.

The peripheral nervous system

The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves that lie outside the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).

It includes different types of nerves with their own specific functions, including:

sensory nerves – responsible for transmitting sensations, such as pain and touch

motor nerves – responsible for controlling muscles

autonomic nerves – responsible for regulating automatic functions of the body, such as blood pressure and bladder function

Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy

The main symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can include:

numbness and tingling in the feet or hands

burning, stabbing or shooting pain in affected areas

loss of balance and co-ordination

muscle weakness, especially in the feet

These symptoms are usually constant, but may come and go.

*Peripheral Neuropathy - NHS:

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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Thanks for the kind wishes expressed above!


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