Reply To: Neuropathy… still?

October 29, 2012 at 3:28 am

WTF, as for nerve healing rate, who knows? Demyelination heals relatively quickly. Axonal damage takes much longer, and may never heal completely. Parry and Steinberg report that about 75% of GBS patients recover strength fully, but that some of these will have “persisting but mild abnormalities” including “abnormal sensations.”

Since the rate of improvement slows over time, it eventually reaches a point where it is difficult to notice any improvement, so one must just do the best with what one has. I had thought my hands were as good as they were going to get some time ago, but then someone whom I see only every few months noticed that they had improved in that length of time.