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Peripheral neuropathy

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nathansgran47 Mon 02-Jun-14 19:46:03

Hi. Does anyone suffer from this? ( numbness in toes fingers etc) dr says I have it with no obvious cause and would love to hear from any one else who has.

Deedaa Mon 02-Jun-14 21:46:07

DH has it but it has been caused by his Type 2 diabetes and has been made worse by his chemotherapy. He says his feet feel as if he is permanently wearing socks.

Mishap Mon 02-Jun-14 22:05:20

Vitamin B12 deficiency can do it - has your doc done any blood tests?

Nelliemoser Mon 02-Jun-14 22:33:08

A friend of mine has had this for some years now and before this has also had outbreaks of one or two other auto immune type diseases. some Rheumatoid arthritis and IBS which have come and gone.

She does not have diabetes but lots of uncomfortable tingling and twinging and the numbness is a becoming a problem with walking..

suebailey1 Tue 03-Jun-14 09:25:01

My husband has found since his statins have been doubled his hands and feet are very cold and tingly and now he gets chilblains which he never did before - he is not diabetic either.

nathansgran47 Thu 10-Jul-14 20:21:00

Thank you all so much x

durhamjen Thu 10-Jul-14 22:11:06

Nathansgran, do you take any proton pump inhibitors? They cause B12 deficiency, which isn't always recognised.