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Vitamin B6 Toxicity User Group
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Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that can result in nerve damage when too much is taken in the form of supplements. B6 is found naturally in most grains such as flax and wheat. Many vitamin supplements and diet pills also contain more than the daily requirements of vitamin B6. B6 toxicity, also known as B6 overdose, is rare and most doctors are unfamiliar with it. It's becoming more common as manufacturers are adding B6 supplements to many vitamins and fortifying cereals. Symptoms commonly include a feeling of pins and needles, like nails being driven into you, generally in your hands and feet or anywhere else in your body where you've sustained nerve damage in the past. However, instead of pain, symptoms may include numbness. Either is refered to as neuropathy. Anytime you eat foods with certain forms of vitamin B in them (B1, B3, B6), your symptoms worsen for many hours. B6 toxicity is usually reversible by avoiding foods with vitamin B in them for 6 months to 3 years.

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Hi I was on isoniazid for 6 months with pyridoxine 10 mg.basically becoz isoniazid depletes body of b6(pyridoxine) it...
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Does anyone connect hot flashes with Vit. B6 toxicity. I'm a 70 year old woman, just told my B6 is high. Going off ...
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I've had B6 toxicity for almost a month now. I'd read, on this forum, that B6 absorption may be reduced by the estro...
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I wouldn't have thought there would be such a thing as B6 toxicity. In fact, I would think there would be more peopl...
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Hi all, Cindy from Alaska. dx w/ MS 1/08-no insurance for ages-finally got it and my ferritin is in the 800 and b-6 i...
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I developed severe pins and needles, pain and burning in my right arm and right leg and foot about 4 weeks after topp...
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I have had 10 weeks of intermittent right arm parathesia and burning in the right hand and right leg sciatica-type s...
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This is new information on the web. Seems to answer some of our questions: "...you may begin to experience pain wi...
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Healing from B6 toxicity is very slow and frustrating. Please, list things that have lessened your pain.
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Taking B6 supplements makes the pain worse, of course. Eating foods that contain B6 and other B vitamins also cause t...
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Jon mentioned Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease to me before. It's a neurological disease that's genetic, but it also deals...
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