Some foods cause increased neuro-pain

    • March 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      I wonder if anyone who has neuropathic pain in the legs has increased pain due to certain foods. My pain is stinging and burning up to over my knees. If I eat a tomato based sauce – pasta, pizza, marinara the pain is much worse. Also, russet potatoes have the same effect. I’ve had CIDP for 14 years.

    • GH
      March 18, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      I’ve never heard of that.

    • jk
      March 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      I’ve never heard of that either. At least in conjunction with CIDP.

      Having said that, there is this: “Refined grains are high-glycemic, meaning they have a dramatic impact on your blood sugar. According to the Neuropathy Association, glycemic control is the No. 1 strategy for preventing the progression of neuropathy associated with diabetes, which is one of the most common causes.”

      And then, “According to the Mayo Clinic, a healthy diet may help prevent or reduce symptoms of neuropathy for those at greatest risk.” Vitamin B-Rich Foods for example.

      Reckon this means to make sure your blood sugar is under control. Check with your doctor on other things to look for that cause peripheral neuropathy.

      There are probably peripheral neuropathy support groups in your area. For more on neuropathy resources go here:

    • April 22, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Some foods light me up 10 minutes after I eat them.

    • June 6, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Potatoes and tomatoes (along w eggplant and peppers) are both in the nightshade family, and are known to cause inflammation. I’ve spent years figuring out how different kinds of foods can affect my symptoms. good luck!