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Anxious and Terrified After Surgical Complication

Neuropathy | Last Active: Sep 25, 2019 | Replies (22)

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Hi, sorry for your health woes. One thing struck me that’ I’d like to comment on – the medical food your Dr.gave you. When I first had PN symptoms the neurologist prescribed Metanx (a medical food requiring an rx) for me. Shortly after starting it my symptoms became much worse-pain, tingling and numbness in arms and legs. So I reduced it to 1x a day and felt better, then stopped it completely. It hit me later that he never even checked my B6, folate etc. before prescribing it! I think I was taking too much B6 which can cause the symptoms I had. Later on my primary care Dr. did do appropriate bloodwork and only B12 was low, not that supplementing cured me, but that’s something I DO need. So I learned from that experience.

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Thank you so much for sharing this! My surgeon didn’t do any bloodwork prior to prescribing this either. Now that you mention it, my only symptom was numbness on the front of my left leg before I started taking that supplement.