Last week I posted a question, asking others if they had Small Fiber Neuropathy
...and I found out that no one knows what it is!
So, I thought I would give you all a little more information.
Small Fiber Neuropathy effects/damages your nerve endings, primarily your hands and feet. It can be difficult to feel heat or cold on your hands/feet and even vibrations or feelings. Often people experience numbness or tingling in the extremities and it can feel a bit like "Raynoud's Phenomenon".
There are different causes of small fiber neuropathy. One of the main causes is diabetes, but researchers have found that it can also be caused my hereditary or autoimmune disorders.
When the nerve endings get damaged or weakened, the blood circulation becomes poor. This can lead to things such as loss of balance, low blood pressure, low muscle tone, body weakness (especially in the arms and legs), sweating, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, and more.
A lot of these symptoms can exaccerbate POTS and (according to my neurologist) many patients with POTS do not have "just POTS", they have other conditions that are associated with POTS and Small Fiber Neuropathy is one of them.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me :)
(Some information for this post was adapted from this website)
Now for the questions...
Cheyanne's Question(s): How well do you tolerate meat? And do you get terrible stabbing constant pains through the abdominal area? When I was seven, I was diagnosed with IBS. Throughout the years, I tried multiple things trying to figure out triggers, reading up on books, research, you name it. The one thing that I read and tried that seemed to really help is avoiding red meat and caffeine of all kinds. Now, I can't tell you exactly why the red meat was particularly difficult, but I will let you know that I eliminated that from my diet for YEARS and it did help. Also, make sure you avoid high fructose corn syrup, and caffeine! Do you have trouble watching movies in a theater? YES! I tend to get motion sickness really easily and movies can be an awful trigger.
Rhianne's Dare: I want you to write a positive paragraph about whoever posted before you on the blog (Cheyanne). Girl, you seem incredibly sweet and such an optimistic, encouraging girl! I wish the best for you and want you to know that I am here if you ever need anything. Also, you are absolutely beautiful! :)
Miranda's Question: Are temperature regulations common for everyone else?
Yes. My temperature average is usually 96.5(ish) - I always run a LOW temperature (as does my mom) and I tend to get 100.2(ish) fevers quite often...especially when I have a period. Usually I am very cold, but I have awful night sweats. My temperature fluctuates so much!
My Question: What is your favorite television show? I want to see if anyone shares with my love of certain television shows :)
Take care girls & have a great week!