Living Well

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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Peripheral Neuropathy and Mental Health

Mental health can become a concern for patients with chronic conditions such as peripheral neuropathy. During recent months when the pandemic has disrupted many of our usual routines, mental health for patients and their families can become even more of an issue. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy asked two experts on the subject for their …

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Tammy’s Story: Helping Others Helped Me!

Helping Others, Help Yourself! My issues started probably 5-6 years ago. We we know, PN is very hard to diagnose. With that being said, I was treated for carpal tunnel, they switched my cholesterol meds, and I said lots of prayers as we didn’t know what was going on! After a nerve conduction study, I …

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