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Old 08-19-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Vit. b12 deficiency and pins and needles

I was diagnosed with b12 deficiency and have been having pins and needles feeling in my feet and hands/arms. has anyone else had this?

my dr just told me that it is mainly in the legs and isn't fleeting. hmmm, i have read diff. online but now i'm googling bad things. ha

 
Old 08-20-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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Re: Vit. b12 deficiency and pins and needles

Yes, I have, They called it "glove and stocking" neuropathy. Took awhile for it to go away, about a year after my B12 levels were low-normal (250-350). Diabetes can do it too.

Googling anything online can be scary

 
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Re: Vit. b12 deficiency and pins and needles

I have the same thing. For whatever reason my body stopped absorbing B12 from foods I eat or vitamins I take.

The neuropathy in my hands and feet gets so bad and my levels so low, I have to take B12 injections once a week. That has helped tremendously.

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Re: Vit. b12 deficiency and pins and needles

i had my dr try to figure out why and he had me take more bloodwork for my stomach. i am being referred to a gastro now. ugh

 
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