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Jen and Rosy’s Story: Two Moms Unite Over Small Fiber Neuropathy

Small Fiber Neuropathy brings two women together in friendship and for a cause Rosy George and Jen Roland were strangers living hundreds of miles apart. Soon after her life-changing diagnosis, Rosy of New York reached out to the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy looking for support. She was given Jen’s contact information, a young mom from …

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Jeffrey’s Story: Life Is Good

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.” —Helen Keller   The Diagnosis I was diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy in August 2021. Two years prior to a diagnosis, I kept feeling that my socks were bunching up in my feet. I started buying new sneakers and socks. But …

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Healthy Eating for PN: Tempeh and Meat Alternatives

Chef Bill Nolan shares some ideas on how to cook with meat alternatives and plant-based proteins. Wondering about Meat Alternatives? By now we’ve probably all been exposed to alternatives to meat, if not in our own kitchens then through the extensive marketing that is done by companies selling these new products. We can all benefit …

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Chuck’s Story: Exploring the National Parks

Chuck is a husband, father, grandfather, outdoorsman – and a PN patient who strongly supports the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy and advocates for his own health and that of others. We chatted with Chuck about his recent adventures in the US National Parks and his tips for others who want to follow his example. What is your connection to peripheral neuropathy? …

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Vitamins and Supplements for Nerve Health

Our friends at LivOn Labs, producer of vitamins and supplements, share information on supplements for nerve health with us. LivOn Labs is a supporter and partner of FPN. FPN recommends consulting with your health care provider before adding any supplements to your medical regime. Stop us if this sounds familiar. You read an article claiming …

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Terry’s Story: Local Support Group Offers Help

On Friday the 13th of March 2020, when the world stopped for COVID-19, I finally got an answer from my neurologist about the burning pain in my feet and, sometimes, hands. I had a “nickel’s worth of neuropathy” he stated. I remember thinking, “Oh my goodness, if this is only a nickel’s worth what might a …

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Support Group Primer: Update July 2021

In our blogpost. How to Get Support Without Leaving Home published in July 2020, we provided a summary of virtual support groups and social media sites for patients with PN. Here, we update our list, with some new additions and modifications. We hope that anyone struggling to find the support of others who understand the challenges of living with …

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Jen’s Story: Raising Awareness for PN Brings People Together

When Jen set out to raise awareness for PN, she did more than she expected. Her outreach helped others and brought people together. Jen shares her story here. Jen’s Story I never thought neuropathy would be part of my story. Prior to my diagnosis, I was a healthy 39-year-old writer, health coach, and personal trainer. …

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