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What are the symptoms of neuropathy and how should I treat it:

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No, I have not seen a doctor but I have read a bit about Vit B12 without the cyanide base being a reasonable treatment

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had a pulmonary embolism 15 years ago and am not taking the prescribed Xaralto. I Hike a couple of miles a day

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Doctor: Dr. Greg, Board Certified MD replied 18 days ago
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The VA provides me with hearing aids so perhaps we should start with the print
Doctor: Dr. Greg, Board Certified MD replied 18 days ago

I​'m sorry to hear that you have been suffering from symptoms that may be cause by neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is typically characterized as the feeling of pins and needles in the feet, legs, or hands. This can also be associated with shooting pains, loss of sensation, and swelling in some cases. The distribution of the abnormal sensation is often described as a stocking and or glove pattern affecting both sides.

Vitamin B12 is one potential cause. You should follow up with your primary doctor to make sure that the cause is identified. Taking unnecessary vitamin B12, can result in vitamin B12 toxicity. Please let me know if I can answer any additional questions for you.

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