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Pathology Of B12 Deficiency Neuropathy

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Vitamin b 12 deficiency...help I'm perplexed

After experiencing some numbness & tingling I went to my doctor. After a whole series of blood tests my b-12 came back low. 186. I am not a vegetarian, I eat well, Schilling's test is normal......What could be wrong with me? Is this the beginning...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If you have any worry about HIV get tested! We can treat HIV very successfully today. Schilling tests are not always perfect and sometimes you have to do it with intrinsic factor. At any rate, B 12 injections will help you dramatically! Investigate... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Older age (greater than 50) Medical conditions (for example, diabetes) Alcoholism Neurotoxic drugs Vitamin B12 deficiency (rarely) Neurotoxic drugs include many that are used to treat HIV or HIV-relatedconditions. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...50, and heavy alcohol use. Other risk factors are the use of cocaine or amphetamines, cancer treatments, thyroid disease, or deficiency of vitamin B12 or vitamin E. A study in 2009 found that Hispanics may have a higher rate of PN. The... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...cobalamin (B12), folic acid (B8), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), and thiamin (B1), which promote proper nerve function. Both cobalamin deficiency and vitamin E deficiency are associated with neuropathy. Pyridoxine plays a seemingly contradictory... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...addition to HIV can cause DSPN, including diabetes, alcoholism, thyroid disease, syphilis, hepatitis C, kidney disease, and vitamin B12 deficiency. A careful clinical history and laboratory testing are used to rule out these conditions. Use of... Read more »
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chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »