I was told in November 2016 that I have Sensory Axonal Peripheral Neuropathy with no known reason. I am female aged 73.
I had to wait five months to see a neurologist, the results were MRI okay, Muscle tone okay, but as you can see the nerve test gave the answer. Although the neurologist said that my problem did not have anything to do with my brain or my spine.
Blood tests showed I was low on vitamins B12, D and foliate, I took the vitamins and now my blood tests show my blood is okay.
But now ... (ignoring the terrible nerve pain if possible) my feet and legs (up to my knees) are numb, my hands are fast becoming numb, I awake at night to find my fingers on one hand or another or both quite 'dead' until I move them and then the feeling returns to normal (well as normal as can be now). I have also seen a Rheumatologist who said they could find nothing that could point to my problem.
My lovely husband suffers from a bad heart problem and has memory problems, so I don't like to bother him overly much.
I don't drink alcohol or smoke.
I want to know what I am dealing with here ... so ... does anyone know whether or not my hands will become paralysed please?
thank you for reading my problem x