Almost a decade ago I suffered from peripheral neuropathy & participated in discussions with folks who knew about B12. A lady I think from Calif talked about oral supplements of methylcobalamin which is sill not well known. Long story short, I started taking that - still am & no more neuropathy. I thought of her today when I discovered that B12 patches are now available. Health Board really turned my life around & I'll always be grateful to that lady & the others who I chatted with.
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Well maybe you are the answer. My husband who has injured his back in the past and has pain from it sometimes has seen neurosurgeon who said surg. would not help. He suddenly developed lower leg pain, burning, tingling, numbness, etc. He is not a diabetic. He has seen a neurologist who did an EMG for nerve testing and said that he has neuropathy. He did order some blood tests for diabetes (neg.) B-12, antibodies (neg). B-12 is not back yet. We even thought of his Crestor he takes for elevated cholesterol. But his symptoms do not fit most of the side effects listed. I put him on OTC B-6, Niacin and B-1. Did not try -12 because he has a high blood count and HCT and was afraid of anything that might increase blood cell production.
I will look up the med. you listed and hope that it helps.
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I think blood test for B12 is sometimes not helpful, level in blood may be ok but not in tissue where needed most. B12 is stored in liver, no danger in large doses. I tried nasal gel & subliminal tablets, now I get shots - it sure did work for me! I wish your husband the best - hope this helps. sturgeon
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Some neuropathies are caused by Vitamin B deficiencies and can benefit from supplements. I highly doubt it will cure the pain in your husband's leg. If there is a structural change in the back it is causing a direct pressure on the nerve roots. Taking B12 isn't going to change the fact that something in his lower back is pressing on the nerve. There is very little risk in taking B12, but it may not be the answer for your husbands particular problem.