Curious, did you have a muscle biopsy that gave you the small fiber neuropathy DX? I had one about 18 months ago, in this journey of getting DX’ed. Mine was a surgical biopsy as they wanted a pretty large piece of leg muscle to test. My results were smallness of type 1 fibers and increase in internal nuclei. My neurologist also writes it up as “myopathy with central nuclei”. I also have abnormal EMG and nerve conduction studies.
I haven’t seen anyone else on this forum mention having this DX or these kinds of testing and wondering if people just haven’t mentioned it, or haven’t had the kinds of symptoms we have had that led to this line of testing?
I rarely get the kinds of shocks you talk about, but have a friend who is just like us here (wish she would join in here!) and she gets the shocks very badly. She also has had a muscle biopsy (though a simple punch one) and the abnormal EMG/NCS.
I don’t know if that helps or not….;)
Hi there. my small fiber neuropathy was diagnosed at a autonomic clinic in cleveland. aswell as pots. I did however get a muscle biopsy done here where i live. (cause they suspected my pots and stuff if from mitochandria issue) I did not show mito. However it did show Fatty infiltration of the muscle and possible neurogenic atrophy (my muscles are basically melting away to much fatty infiltration for them to confirm it.) my muscles get very achey. And sometimes it takes me awhile to even make a muscle. lol i have to really concentrate on making it when it gets real bad. “weird right?” With all my diagnosis they are leaning more towards autonomic neuropahty now and checking more immune disease’s I go in on the 2nd for more autonomic testing. and a ton of blood work.