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Old 06-04-2019, 06:00 PM   #401
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Hello to all of you.
I am new to this forum. I apologize if this topic has been covered previously.
I am a 74 y/o male diagnosed with idiopathic small fiber PN (proven by skin biopsy) about 2 years ago, although in retrospect the symptoms have been present for a longer time. At around the same time I was diagnosed with a very slow growing abdominal B-cell lymphoma, which was resected. No chemo, and no recurrence so far.
I have used alcohol in moderately large amounts (3-4 drinks daily) for many years. No binge drinking, no drinking alone, no physical findings (liver damage, etc.)
At least one of my many doctors thinks the PN is caused by the drinking. Others, including the head of the department at my local university, disagree. As a trial, I stopped drinking entirely for 3 months, but the PN kept on getting worse, so I assumed the alcohol was not the cause.
Does anybody have any thoughts on this subject? In particular, thoughts on causation or not, time it takes for healing after stopping drinking, etc.
I have resumed drinking, but down to 2 or 3 drinks per evening.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Hi jeffrapp

Welcome to NeuroTalk .

It is very hard to say how alcohol-induced PN varies once somebody has stopped drinking; everybody is different.

In my case my PN is only in my hands and I stopped drinking years ago. It has been stable/slowly decreasing since then.

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The 7 year Itch is not a thing when it comes to sobriety it seems, as today I'm 7 years in and not bored with it at all.


Year 8 here we come.
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7 years in, you rock

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The 7 year Itch is not a thing when it comes to sobriety it seems, as today I'm 7 years in and not bored with it at all.


Year 8 here we come.
Congrats on 7 years!
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CONGRATS Wide-O!!
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Ta all!



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CONGRATS Wide-O!!

Heh, I have a standing invitation to visit my buddy in Ottawa in September. These are all musicians/studio guys/foodies from all over the world (one from NZ, France, Tasmania maybe, US, UK etc), 6th time they are organizing this (we all met on a pro-audio forum), on a remote island, so it's really really really tempting, but sadly with our pets getting really old now, and my wife having other things on her mind, it's probably not going to work out.


Oh well, he's only been inviting me since, erm, 2010, he's been at my place every year, so I'm sure it will happen one day.
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They let me back in the USA! I was only there for 4 days (and during the Raptors parade too) so it was a little hectic, but I have another trip planned in September too. This time to the magical island of Newfoundland! Florida this winter then a trip to the west coast in British Columbia....I have never seen the Rockies in person.
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