I would appreciate some information.
My arm has been tingling, with some numbness for over four months now. The areas affected are mostly the entire hand (all fingers) and forearm. Due to my health problems, not much attention was paid to this issue. I just found out I will be seeing a neurologist for this on May 24th.
Reading through your post on vitamin B12 deficiency, I was amazed at how many of the possible symptoms I am showing. Unfortunately, I am on several prescription meds. Taking all of them has resulted in many unpleasant side effects. It would be almost impossible to categorize which of my "symptoms" should be attributed to B12 deficiency and which ones (as side effects) to my prescription drug use. I believe there's a good chance my levels of B12 might be too low.
Is there anything in particular I should do (or ask the Dr.for) during the appointment? (regarding the B12 issue)
How is B12 deficiency normally diagnosed?
Do neurologists routinely screen patients for this deficiency?
Any advice would be much appreciated!