B-6 vitamin danger!

Posted by Lynsorensen @lynsorensen, Dec 11, 2017

With the assistance of a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, I have almost completely eliminated the uncontrolled muscle spasms now. First and foremost: beware of taking multi-vitamin capsules that have B6 listed. B-6 overdosage (which is contained in every multivitamin I found in stores and on the internet) can cause loss of muscle control and spasms in some people. So can gluten found in many foods so now I am also gluten free. I now work out with a personal trainer 3 days a week and do water aerobics another 2 days. Got off gabapentin and also clonazepam. Using CBD oil capsules each morning (no more opioids or chemicals) and using a CBD topical ointment to rub on my leg muscles each night. He says I don’t need him anymore! And I don’t. No more shaking or muscle cramps or pain. Still a little numbness but that is receding also.

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Hi, Lynn, I have neuropathy on my arms and feet. Would like to try CBD oil capsules and oinment. Where do you buy them?
Elisabeth James

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@linnythepoo

Yikes! My oncologist prescribed 100 mg of vit B6 for my neuropathy! Has anyone heard of it helping neuropathy?

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I was told to take b100 for my nerve damage which was caused by the anastrozole . It has helped me but still have problems with my hands at least twice a week compared to everyday . I have been taking it for about a month

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@lavieauxusa1972

Hi, Lynn, I have neuropathy on my arms and feet. Would like to try CBD oil capsules and oinment. Where do you buy them?
Elisabeth James

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@laviequxusa1972
I would be cautious of supplements/herbs etc. unless you have checked with places like ConsumerLab or Labdoor to make sure they are not contaminated and the labels accurately identify what is in the container so you know what you using. Always check for interactions. These labs also check contents of Kefir and yogurts and protein powders etc. I purchased the ConsumerLab membership and they do have CBD oil explanations as well as approved and not approved. There is CBD oil and there is hemp oil supplements and lotions. One example that was tested and approved is Bluebird Botanicals Hemp Classic 6X Concentrated and Plus CBD oil hemp softgels are just a couple but be aware that they do not provide high doses used clinically.

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@cancersucks

I was told to take b100 for my nerve damage which was caused by the anastrozole . It has helped me but still have problems with my hands at least twice a week compared to everyday . I have been taking it for about a month

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@linnythepoo
Be sure to check that the B vitamin you are taking is really a B vitamin. Be sure it is GMP or NSF certified or third party tested. Not all B is the same.

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@linnythepoo

Yikes! My oncologist prescribed 100 mg of vit B6 for my neuropathy! Has anyone heard of it helping neuropathy?

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That is not a toxic dose.

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Hello, I was told I had peripheral neuropathy after a back surgery that never seemed to help. The neurologist I saw for about a year moved out of state but never suggested anything so now I am just going to my regular doctor. In the past 5 years it has been about the same it starts in my toes and then my feet ankles and shins burn some. This is mostly in the evening before bedtime. I walk on a treadmill regularly and sometimes I don't feel the pins and needles. Since I have a sleep disorder I take a prescribed sleeping pill that I take with the pm tablet. After about an hour the pins and needles stop and if I am awake I get very hungry. My doctors advise is only to keep walking. I can't say my neuropathy has gotten worse as I was told it would. Although I dislike the pain and discomfort maybe I am lucky. I have tried some CBD oil orally but can't say it helped. Perhaps I should try something topical ? Here in Missouri we can't take anything with any THC unless prescribed. Any suggestions ? Jerrys

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I share your concerns (and pain) Just a note of caution as you search for possible remedies. Most firms will offer a money back guarantee if their product does not help you. Just make sure that you check "terms and conditions" before you execute the order. One place that I tried- CBD Nanomeds is one of those that, I found out the hard way, does not offer that kind of safety net.-. Best of luck on your journey.
Arnrob

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@cancersucks

That is not a toxic dose.

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Just saying research and read up on the B6 ingredients and know yourself. I'm going for tests to see if I have SIBO or malabsorbtion because I only took 16.7mg of B6 once a day for 3 weeks and my B6 blood work was 106.7 and the B6 limit in blood work is 21.6 so I'm more than triple high B6.

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@stlouismo

Hello, I was told I had peripheral neuropathy after a back surgery that never seemed to help. The neurologist I saw for about a year moved out of state but never suggested anything so now I am just going to my regular doctor. In the past 5 years it has been about the same it starts in my toes and then my feet ankles and shins burn some. This is mostly in the evening before bedtime. I walk on a treadmill regularly and sometimes I don't feel the pins and needles. Since I have a sleep disorder I take a prescribed sleeping pill that I take with the pm tablet. After about an hour the pins and needles stop and if I am awake I get very hungry. My doctors advise is only to keep walking. I can't say my neuropathy has gotten worse as I was told it would. Although I dislike the pain and discomfort maybe I am lucky. I have tried some CBD oil orally but can't say it helped. Perhaps I should try something topical ? Here in Missouri we can't take anything with any THC unless prescribed. Any suggestions ? Jerrys

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@stlouismo
Your pins and needles stop after you take your sleeping pill? Did the doctor's say why the neuropathy you have would get worse? I'm still on a roller coaster of trying to figure out why I have peripheral neuropathy. My feet get worse when I walk. I haven't used CBD oil. I've read that people try different kinds of CBD oil (brands)because what works for one may not work for another. To soothe my feet, I soak my feet in a dish basin with warm water, epsom salts (epsom salt is magnesium so magnesium is being absorbed thru your feet just in case you take any meds that interact with magnesium)and add Himalayan pink salt to my foot bath. The hotter my feet get in shoes or the shower, the more pins and needles I get too so I cool them down with cool water. I have also rubbed some Frankincense on the soles of my feet am and pm. I've researched more ways to help neuropathy but I'm limiting my trials because I have to go for more blood work and don't want anything impacting my test results. I have two Tarlov Cysts in my sacrum which I feel is part of if not most of my neuropathy now. But that's still being investigated. Vitamin B12 methyl only is supposed to help with neuropathy. I think it was helping the neuropathy I have but I had to stop all my vitamins/herbs due to possible malabsorption or SIBO. Believe this or not, I get a bit of neuropathy relief from coffee with caffeine. It's really weird because I could never drink caffeine before.

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@stlouismo

COMPRESSION SOCKS !!!!
I walked away after my reply and remembered (my mind has some neuropathy) compression socks work great for foot and leg neuropathy for me. I have several kind of compression socks and found only one kind of compression sock works for me. So again it's trial and error but it provides me with great relief above anything else right now. Sometimes I wear them for 3 days and nights straight(no stinky feet here) when the pain has peaked and the compression socks really calms down the pain! Hope this helps. I got them from Amazon.

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@lynsorensen

Here is the quote (one of many) I found on the internet in a Google search a month ago: ” People almost never get too much vitamin B6 from food. But taking high levels of vitamin B6 from supplements for a year or longer can cause severe nerve damage, leading people to lose control of their bodily movements.Feb 17, 2016″
I checked the multivitamin capsule I was taking each morning and discovered it contained 200% ADA of B6. This on top of a vegetarian diet already rich in B vitamins. My numbness in the legs and the uncontrollable muscle spasms in arms and legs had gotten worse after I started taking them. I stopped the vitamin capsules, went on a gluten free diet, and increased exercise to 5 days a week. I met with the Neurologist at Mayo who was not surprised that a lot of my problem had been identified.

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Hi Lyn.. I'd love to connect with you, since it sounds like you've remedied a lot of your symptoms.. Please let me know is your willing and how best to connect..

Loreal

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@cokie63

@stlouismo
Your pins and needles stop after you take your sleeping pill? Did the doctor's say why the neuropathy you have would get worse? I'm still on a roller coaster of trying to figure out why I have peripheral neuropathy. My feet get worse when I walk. I haven't used CBD oil. I've read that people try different kinds of CBD oil (brands)because what works for one may not work for another. To soothe my feet, I soak my feet in a dish basin with warm water, epsom salts (epsom salt is magnesium so magnesium is being absorbed thru your feet just in case you take any meds that interact with magnesium)and add Himalayan pink salt to my foot bath. The hotter my feet get in shoes or the shower, the more pins and needles I get too so I cool them down with cool water. I have also rubbed some Frankincense on the soles of my feet am and pm. I've researched more ways to help neuropathy but I'm limiting my trials because I have to go for more blood work and don't want anything impacting my test results. I have two Tarlov Cysts in my sacrum which I feel is part of if not most of my neuropathy now. But that's still being investigated. Vitamin B12 methyl only is supposed to help with neuropathy. I think it was helping the neuropathy I have but I had to stop all my vitamins/herbs due to possible malabsorption or SIBO. Believe this or not, I get a bit of neuropathy relief from coffee with caffeine. It's really weird because I could never drink caffeine before.

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Cold water feels better on my feet too.

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