Reply To: The Language of Polyneuropathy

February 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I used to explain the feeling to my Dr. that it felt as though someone dipped my feet lower legs in cement and its dried on there. But…. yet if i bang my foot, step on something,or most common–my 100 pound dog steps on my foot, I can feel every bit of the pain, almost more so than before cidp.
It’s real hard for people to understand how I have numbness but yet feel everything at the same time?? That is interesting that you mentioned above that cidp is more common in thinner people, I have never heard that. Just last night I was reading an article on neuropathy and it commented that tall people often suffered from it more. I’m thinking because of the extra distance from the heart–circulation?? the article didnt get into the reason for it.
I remember my first “up and down toe test” about halfway through I just couldnt help it—i started laughing and told the Dr. “this is really useless, because i really don’t know if my toe is up or it’s just a guessing game with a 50/50 chance of being right” he agreed and didnt bother do anymore. But now 3 years later I CAN feel whether my toe is being moved up or down, so it gives them something measureable i guess.