I have peripheral neuropathy too and am *not* diabetic.
My neurologist said the other most common cause is alcoholism.
Exposure to a variety of chemicals (eg Agent Orange) and drugs (such as
those taken by transplant patients) can cause this condition. Lyme's
disease is a possibility too.
Most discouraging, the doctor said that in 50% of the cases, they never
do find the cause. There doesn't seem to be any treatment either.
Does anybody have any further suggestions as to causes (or
an635687 at anon.penet.fi wrote:
>>If a patient is NOT diabetic.....What other reasons could there be for
>him to be experiencing peripheral neuropathy?
>>I sense there might be something going on 'below the surface', so to
>speak....but the only symptom seems to be neuropathy....
>>What are the reasons/conditions that a patient might be experiencing
>peripheral neuropathy besides diabetes?
>>Thanks for your help! Please respond by e-mail, as I don't check this