I have recently been diagnosed with non diabetic peripheral neuropathy affecting both sensory and motor nerves. Currently symptoms are annoying rather than painful and debilitating, but I am fearful of what is to come. Symptoms probably first started a year ago and it has been around a 7 or 8 month process to get through blood, CT scan and nerve conduction tests. No cause has been identified and my condition has extended from toes to hamstrings in that time.
I am concerned about the time this is all taking while potentially irreversible damage is being done. I have not given up on finding a cause and some treatment to slow or halt it's progress, but I suspect my consultant has. I am not scheduled to see him again until late Jan 2019.
I would be interested to hear of others experience with the diagnosis process - is mine typical?. Also I would like to know who the peripheral neuropathy experts are in the UK as I am thinking of paying for a private consultation.
Thanks for reading