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Peripheral Neuropathy

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I started experiencing a stinging feeling on my left calf, which from the research I have done points to Peripheral Neuropathy. I also have slight numbness on my ankles/top of feet, but only feel it when I apply lotion. Do I need to see a neurologist or can I just try to eat better and take my vitamins? Is there really anything that can be done if I have nerve damage?

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If it is neuropathy the symptoms can be relieved by taking in more B12.

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If it is neuropathy the symptoms can be relieved by taking in more B12.

... if it's related to B12 deficiency. There are plenty of other causes of neuropathy.

It's worth going to a doctor. For starters you can ask for a B12 test. You also need to be absolutely sure you haven't developed diabetes since the neuropathy is in your feet.

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Besides the B12, my Kaiser Doc suggested alpha liphoic acid capsules which really have helped a lot. Make sure you have your blood sugar checked too.

I started experiencing a stinging feeling on my left calf, which from the research I have done points to Peripheral Neuropathy. I also have slight numbness on my ankles/top of feet, but only feel it when I apply lotion. Do I need to see a neurologist or can I just try to eat better and take my vitamins? Is there really anything that can be done if I have nerve damage?

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I was even reading this morning how salt can damage the nerves.

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Here is a link that you might find helpful. If you subscribe they will send up informative tidbits about neuropathy. http://www.realfoodnutrients.com/Neuropathy/home.htm?SID=Larissa111121

They have nice info on methyl-B12 and benfotiamine. It's crazy expensive though. The price is about triple what you would pay at a health food store. :blink:

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They have nice info on methyl-B12 and benfotiamine. It's crazy expensive though. The price is about triple what you would pay at a health food store. :blink:

Yes, importance to have methyl when taking B vits for proper absorbtion. There's tabs inside the link where you can subscribe to get emails with info about neuropathy. I have been finding the reading material interesting.

The advertised product is expensive but I can vouche that it does work, it actually has been a life saver for me. I am sure there is probably something on the German economy where I live but trying to communicate is sometimes a real issue.

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