Does Vitamin B-12 help with neuropathy?

Posted by Retired Teacher @retiredteacher, Jan 24, 2019

I have developed neuropathy in my feet----especially the soles. When I walk, it's like walking on shards of glass that are on fire. Several articles indicate that B-12 can help. I don't want to take any prescribed meds. I have Diabetes 2. This not being able to walk without intense pain has kept me from even walking the grocery store to buy groceries. Can anyone give me information about B-12 and foot neuropathy?
Thanks,
Carol

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@sheilarob116

Have never taken B6,just started B12, but bought a bottle that says both, so not sure now. Will look up information thanks

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Most daily multiple vitamins have B6 in them. This is unnecessary because there is B6 in many of the foods that we eat. That’s why I stopped taking a daily multivitamin. A blood test showed my B6 to be a bit high. Yes, look up the Facebook page that deals with B6 toxicity. It will have all the information you need. Good luck.

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@fbell330

For me b-12 made things worse. Make sure you have your levels checked. To much b-12 can aggravate the nerves.

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I have heard a few people say treatment with b12 has made matters worse initially but this is short term and eventually improvements materialise. My b12 injections became effective within two days.

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@dreamerdave1

I have heard a few people say treatment with b12 has made matters worse initially but this is short term and eventually improvements materialise. My b12 injections became effective within two days.

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Welcome @dreamerdave1, Thanks for sharing your experience with b12 injections. Do you mind sharing a little more about your neuropathy diagnosis and any treatments you have tried?

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@johnbishop

Welcome @dreamerdave1, Thanks for sharing your experience with b12 injections. Do you mind sharing a little more about your neuropathy diagnosis and any treatments you have tried?

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I will reply a little later with the info. I'm strapped for time at the moment.

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Hi! I am taking B 12. I had oral cancer in 2012. A result from chemo was neuropathy. I have just finished a second round of chemotherapy as a result of ovarian cancer. My Dr put me on B 12 at the beginning of chemo. They told me that it helps with neuropathy. They have done everything they can to try and keep my neuropathy from getting worse. I can’t honestly say that it helps. But I was never told before that it was used for helping prevent or keep you from having neuropathy. I have been on Gabapentin for 12 years. So I was willing to try anything. Sadly I have had to up my dosage of Gabapentin. But if you have little pain I would try it. Wishing you the best!

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I was getting B12 injections along with suction cups and stimulations. After about 3 weeks I started getting welts on my feet, so I discontinued both. The injections had not improved my neuropathy symptoms or pain.

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