Do your feet or hands tingle? Do you feel like they are numb, burning or freezing? Do you have stinging, stabbing or shooting pains? Do you feel like you’re wearing a stocking or glove when you’re not?
“You may have peripheral neuropathy, which is the most common disease most folks have never heard of,” a news release said.
There are more than 100 causes for peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Diabetes accounts for about a third, but other causes include heredity, alcoholism, radiation, toxic chemical exposure, HIV, too much vitamin B6, gluten intolerance, some medications and unknown origin (idiopathic). About 2 million Californians have PN.
To learn more from others with similar symptoms and to receive support, you’re invited to attend the next meeting of the Davis Neuropathy Group from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.
For more information or to receive the newsletter, call Mary Sprifke at 530-756-5102 or Retta Gilbert at 530-747-0186.