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Old 03-03-2020, 08:33 PM #521
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Hey guys, Iím a 25 yo college student. I began to see some signs of PN about a month ago and I am worried sick about it. For about 5 years I have been a relatively heavy binge drinker getting drunk about 2-4 nights a week. About 2 months ago I started drinking heavier all coming to a head on a vacation with some friends where we went hard for a week. After sobering up and getting back to reality I went through a mild withdrawal (first ever) and took a week off to let my body recuperate. Everything seemed to return to normal besides some muscle twitching which I assumed was just a little longer lasting side effect of the withdrawal. I realized I needed a change and cut myself back to one night of drinking per week. I have been sticking to that for the past 4 weeks but have started to notice that my pinkyís are ďasleepĒ when I wake up, like pins and needles for a few seconds (worse after the night of drinks) also my circulation in my hands and feet seems to be worse than it was previously and I have minor issues swallowing after a night of drinking. When I abstain for any period of time the symptoms fade. Iím going to take a whole month off to see what happens. Iíd REALLY like to know if anyone knows if itís possible that this is just a temporary thing that can be solved by abstaining from alcohol for a few months or if itís always Permanent and will resume if I ever drink again? Iíve started taking a b complex, fish oil, and magnesium as well. None of the symptoms affect my day to day activities (yet) but am wondering if I caught this early enough for complete reversal? Please help, Iíve been reading through this forum for hours and havenít found a similar case. My doctor is not concerned that itís alcoholic neuropathy bc Iím only 25.
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When I abstain for any period of time the symptoms fade.
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This is an excellent idea. It is probably not too late, so if you can do this and your symptoms disappear then you have two choices.

Drink in moderation or just quit altogether.

Alcohol is not required (socially or physically) to enjoy life!
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This is an excellent idea. It is probably not too late, so if you can do this and your symptoms disappear then you have two choices.

Drink in moderation or just quit altogether.

Alcohol is not required (socially or physically) to enjoy life!
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that is very encouraging to hear! Like I said my doctor has been no help. Like everyone else says when you look at the information online it seems like a life sentence but this forum has gave me a lot of optimism! Iíll keep a close eye on it for the next month and report back
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Hello all,

I was wondering if anyoneís ever heard of any cases where there has been complete reversal of alcoholic PN if caught in the very early stages? Iíve only had a few minor symptoms for about a month now and all symptoms fade substantially after about a week of abstinence from drinking. Iím 25, very active, and aside from the PN symptoms Iíd consider myself very healthy. Is it possible to completely recover nerve damage if caught early enough to the point where I can drink in moderation with no flare ups or symptoms if I donít drink for an extended period of time to heal? Icehouse gave me some encouraging news earlier but Iím wondering if anyone else has any input.
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Hello all,

I was wondering if anyoneís ever heard of any cases where there has been complete reversal of alcoholic PN if caught in the very early stages? Iíve only had a few minor symptoms for about a month now and all symptoms fade substantially after about a week of abstinence from drinking. Iím 25, very active, and aside from the PN symptoms Iíd consider myself very healthy. Is it possible to completely recover nerve damage if caught early enough to the point where I can drink in moderation with no flare ups or symptoms if I donít drink for an extended period of time to heal? Icehouse gave me some encouraging news earlier but Iím wondering if anyone else has any input.
It is possible. It happened to me. About 3 weeks after my very first symptoms I completely abstained from alcohol. Now with 2 weeks sober my symptoms seems to have mostly disappeared - though Iím not totally out of the woods.

I will never drink again so I canít counsel you on continuing moderate drinking. But full recovery is possible with mild, early caught alcoholic neuropathy.
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P.S. - also Iíve been on the vitamin program mrsB advises along with a healthier diet.
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