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B6 Toxicity: peripheral neuropathy

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  • Posted By: KittySpot
  • September 7, 2009
  • 01:38 AM

Hi ....I'm new here. I have had gastric bypass surgery done 7 years ago and consequently need to take many vitamins and supplements. I had been taking 100mg of B6 daily for the past 9 months (prescribed by a new doctor who obviously didn't know she was telling me to take too much)...now I have peripheral neuropathy, can barely walk (balance problems), and my neurologist told me that it will take 6 -12 months to get the B6 out of my body. And I could be left with permanent peripheral neuropathy. I will have a follow up EMG in 6 months.

Does anyone have experience with detoxing from B6? I just found out that they have taken it off the shelves in England and you cannot buy it without a prescription because of the severe side effects. I should only be taking at the most 2mg a day, and I had been taking 100mg as that was the only B6 I found at the Walgreen's or anywhere...and I was unknowingly overdosing myself for months. The scary part is I have balance problems and weakness in my legs...my hands are totally numb when I wake up and I have lost grip strength. Very upset and I have enough crap to deal with with fibromyalgia, TMJD, anemia and anxiety :(

Thanks for any help,
KittySpot

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