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numbness in hands and feet

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  • Posted By: karlamc
  • January 18, 2007
  • 00:52 AM

i need some feedback i recently went to my Dr for my condition and he said it was because i was under alot of stress so he prescribed to me Paxil cr but then about a week later i ended up in the ER with a racing heart beat and my hands and feet going numb now lately my feet and hands feel like there numb i dont know what it is and my Dr never realy seems like he either doesnt believe me or just shruggs it off im realy scared about it but noone else seems to think its anything major im only 29 and am a mother of 3 boys! i dont know what this is if anyone can help it would be really appreciated thanks

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  • My left ankle/foot started going numb about 2 years ago. My orthodedic surgeon gave me Neurontin. It has not done anything except enable me to live with the problem. Lately, the soles of my feet burn and part of my right hand is numb. I suspect that I have Beriberi, a Vitamin B1 deficiency. Look this up online. There are 2 types, Wet and Dry Beriberi. Racing heart is one symptom of Wet Beriberi. I am going to have my B1 levels checked out.
    Janet S 10 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 00:26 PM
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  • I am doing continual research on my own while I wait to see a neurologist this coming Friday (I suggest you make an appointment to see a Board certified neurologist as well). In my research, I have taken note of various diets/vitamins/herbs to take that appear to help my symptoms. I have cut out all wheat (gluten free diet) and all processed sugar (fruit is okay, etc, as that is natural sugar). This has helped my general, overall well being. I have also added many vitamins and herbs now (to what I was already taking) and I am experiencing some relief. I caution you about taking herbs and vitamins, however. I have been taking them for some 35+ years now and am well read on them. You must contact a reputable herbalist of seek the advice of the owner of a natural food store (not a chain) as they are usually well versed in herbs and vitamins. Also, have an MRI (with contrast) done on your back. You could have stenosis or some other related back problem that is causing pressure on your nerves. You also need to be tested for a Vitamin B1 (thamine) deficiency. Google this and read about it. I have started taking Vitamin B1 (up to 200 mg a day - it is water soluable and therefore not toxic) with my complete B vitamin (taking any additional B vitamins does NO good at all unless you also take a complete B vitamin with it - many people just take B supplements by themselves and wonder why they do not work). Good luck.
    Janet S 10 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
    • 11:24 AM
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