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I have constant burning senasation on my arms and legs. My

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I have constant burning senasation on my arms and legs. My arms are worse. I have Raynaud's & Anti-phospholipid Syndrome. I also have
Tibial and perinial neuropathy in lower left leg because of have 14 knee surgeries(4 have been replacements). I'm also on Plaquinil for auto Immune Diseases. Blood tests keep coming back different evey time. So being treated to relieve symptoms.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
With neuropathy you have to consider the medications you are on
But also your doctor should consider
unknown cause
Disc disease in the spine..being over weight makes this more likely, an MRI would reveal this
B vitamin deficiencies
Certain autoimmune diseases and neurologic disease such as poly neuropathy
Liver or kidney disease
Hidden infections
Heavy metal toxicity
hidden malignancy

So obviously at this point take this check list to your doctor and most of this can be ruled out in one or two visits.

good luck

Let me know if you have further questions

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Have been checked for all and had numerous MRI's. I'm not over weight
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
How were you checked for heavy metals?
How were you checked for B vitamins?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Blood tests. On 4000IU of Vitamin D every day and not vitamin deficient.
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
A blood test will not test heavy metal load, this requires a hair analysis for screening and a urine challenge test for a more definitive answer.

Plaquanil has also been reported to cause peripheral neuropathy.
Zonegram has as well
So you have two possible toxic causes here.

B vitamins that should be checked include B1,2,3,5,6,12 and folate

Idiopathic neurpathy is often prevalent...cause unknowns.

good luck again

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