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To add to my last post, It's been a week since I took my last B6. Today, I swear I'm walking a little better. I am tingling a LOT (arms and legs) and getting some chills. I've read so much on this thread and am REALLY amazed at how much this affects all of you.

My neurologist doesn't think 41 is high enough to blame my walking issues on B6. I don't think they ever asked whether I have had tingling (I have had this for the past year). I'm wondering if he's just not familiar with B6 toxicity.

I'm going to continue to watch this thread - I'm so glad to find a place to share this issue.
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Hi guys,

do you have twitching in your hands/fingers? I know B6poisoned had said most of his issues are in his legs, if I remember correctly. I've been getting thumb and hand twitches recently.

Thanks!
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Yes, twitching almost everywhere!
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Sorry to hear that. I have occasional twitches in random places but this thumb twitching has been so consistent.

Thank you for your response.
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HI, I'm writing you because you seem very knowledgeable and thought maybe you could help me.  It has been 2 and a half weeks since I stopped all my B6 supplements, my level was 189.2 (2-21.2 norrnal).  I have been suffering for 6 months, seen several specialists, been through several tests, MRI's, EMG/NCV, blood tests and so on.  No one did a B6 level, so I began to do some research and found out that B6 toxicity could be causing my tingling extremities, nerve tickling, muscle twitching symptoms. I then requested that my physician draw the level and it came back toxic.  I was wondering how long it takes to see some change, if even for an hour or so.  I'm currently going to acupuncture weekly in hopes to get some relief.  
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I just got back from seeing an orthopedic doctor. I have had problems walking for the past year. I so have some level of spinal stenosis (turns out the MRI was of poor quality so I have to have another one done... long story)... I'm not in any pain whatsoever.

I told him my B6 levels showed up very high in recent bloodwork. He had NO interest in discussing it. Said that B6 is totally water soluble and doesn't stay in your body. Said that my symptoms would be more a result of a B6 deficiency, not too much. He COMPLETELY blew it off. Anyone else experienced this with doctors?

Meanwhile, after two weeks of no B6 I still have the tingling and walking issues but am pursuing the MRI if insurance will cover it.
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The potential for B6 damage does not seem well understood by some doctors. You can read through the five pages here to see that. There are some medical papers out there that recognise B6 is a problem for some people, but there is surprisingly little literature given that B6 megadoses are common in supplements, and yet it is a known neurotoxin.

Clearly, those people with a metabolic problem or hereditary nerve weakness (or both) are going to react worse to B6.

The fact it can affect walking is well known and I am surprised any doctor would deny this. When I was toxic my legs were heavy and weak. I had to pull myself up the last few stairs boarding a jet. Scary stuff!

Unfortunately everyone says recovery is slow. For some who have hereditary nerve problems, there may be only partial recovery. Or it might even get worse because nerves can fail in a cascade.

For others, full recovery! It will depend on the individual body.

It took weeks for my symptoms to ease after chucking the pills, and I still have nerve twitching and muscle and joint aches after about a year. My legs are stronger but I know my hiking days are over. I am 50. Given that I spent many months thinking I had ALS, any other outcome now is a good one!

I got weakness in a shin muscle more than a decade ago which I now realise was a nerve problem. Clearly my nerves are susceptible to any potential toxin. I also had trouble with Lipitor. I believe others here are probably in the same boat. I suspect that if "normal" people were vulnerable to B6 there would be thousands on this forum complaining!
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"The fact it can affect walking is well known and I am surprised any doctor would deny this. When I was toxic my legs were heavy and weak. I had to pull myself up the last few stairs boarding a jet. Scary stuff!"

Yes - Exactly! My legs feel like sandbags. I will say that in the past two weeks (hopefully as a result of stopping the B6), I feel much more grounded. It is a hard thing to explain to anyone.

I've also noiticed, as recently as this morning, how many products have B6 in them. I am reading every label now.

Thanks for your response, B6poisoned. This group is a wonderful resource for all of us!
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Hi, I am male 22 year old. Experiencing burning and tingling in my hands, forearms, feet and in a small around around my lips and jaw. I did have a head aches with similar symptoms but that has almost completely gone away. I was taking vitamin b supplements without consulting a doctor for about 3 1/2 weeks. Up to 36 mg of vitamin b6 and 140 mg of vitamin b3. I stopped taking these 5 days ago. I visited the E.R and they said the excess vitamins would be removed through urine. I am wondering if these symptoms are temporary or if i have possibly caused permanent damage to myself?
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I don't know anything about b3, but that doesn't sound like enough b6 to cause poisoning/toxicity. 3.5 weeks and 36 mg can't possiblyresult in permanent damage, can it? I'm anxious to hear other responses -
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I hope not, I was taking 36 mg daily. I've been feeling better since I stopped last week, Ive had a minor headache come and go and some tingling at times and finger twitching once that really surprised me. Thanks for the reply.
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A neurologist prescribed me to take vitamin B6 supplement (100Mg).  I've been also taking a multivitamin that also contained 50Mg of B6.  In total I've been taking ~150Mg of B6 for about half a year, on and off.  When I checked my B6 blood level in half a year, it was about 400 nmol/L (with reference range of 20.0 to 125.0).  During that time I developed the following symptoms:
* Muscle twitches all over.  Every night in bed when I turned from one side to another I would most often get some muscle twitches as a result of turning.  But, muscles would twitch even without any muscles movement.  Twitches in legs, arms, bottom, back, stomach, head.
* Occasionally I would wake up with a numb arm or fingers.  Sometimes one arm, sometimes both.
* When I yawned, my body would shake
* Pulsating stomach, which I felt the most in bed
* Occasional shortness of breath
* Few times muscle spasms in foot - quite painful
* Sometimes my hands would shake a little
* Occasionally, my fingers would twitch on their own
* I noticed that my right eye is closing slower then my left eye

After the blood test that showed that my B6 level was too high, I stopped taking vitamins.  It has been about 3 months since I stopped taking the supplements.
My symptoms have improved since then:

* Still have muscle twitches, but less frequent.  The twitches varied in frequency before, but I would say that every hour I would notice something twitching.  Now, I can go for hours without twitching, but I still notice it several times a day.
* Recently I have a feeling that I don't sense the presence of my arms as well as "normal" when I lay in bed.  My arms become tense, loose some feeling, but don't become numb.

Nowadays my symptoms sometimes are bad enough that I want to go and check for other nerve disorders (MS, ALS, Parkinsons etc).  On another hand I can go half a day mostly forgetting about any symptoms.  As a rule of some, in bed the symptoms become much worse and are better in the morning.

Some background: I have Hashimoto's disease (thyroid disorder) and related to it food digestion issues, including gluten intolerance.  Due to food digestion issues I had headaches, the doctor did an MRI which was normal.  The vitamins were very low, which is why I started taking the vitamins.
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Hi there,

I am sorry you are not well. All that you are experiencing can easily fall under B6 toxicity. I've experienced most of your sx and many more.

To put your mind to ease, you might want to rule out ALS and get checked for Parkinson's. It'll give you peace of mind along the long and slow road to recovery from B6 toxicity. Trust me, you'll need it :)

BTW, I am not a medical professional, but some of your sx might stem from the thyroid issue - not that I know much about it but when I was trying to find out what was wrong with me and reading up on these things, I remember coming across thyroid disorders as potential causes of some of those sx.

All the best to you!
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I have twitching all over, sometimes in new places, after a year off B6. I am starting to think it is permanent, possibly because I may have Charcot Marie Tooth disease, which the B6 could have triggered. But people have reported on here twitching for years after B6 toxicity. I also had the numb arm thing and shortness of breath. As for the person who was on B6 a short time, others have had symptoms after taking small doses and short term doses. Most get better. More recently I am getting heart palpitations at rest, feels like my heart is slow. Don't know if it is B6 damage related, but I do know my doctor is looking at me funny, there's been too much weird stuff going on for too long, and I don't have anything to show I am sick - at least with a visible tumor people know you aren't well!
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It's been almost 2 years since I took just 50mg for a little over 2 weeks...it changed my life forever...it has been a nightmare of one thing after another.  I have made almost a full recover from the pain and nerve twitching but am left with tinnitus in my left ear and now hyperacusis with throbbing (no pain) in my head with loud sounds or eye movements.  Recently had an MRI, MRA again all was clear.  Going to have a VEMP test at the ENT on Tuesday but honestly I think B6 just messed up my whole nerves system and I will never be the same..Dont get me wrong I am blessed to have came this far! it was sooo much worse, if I could get rid of this sound sensitivity that started last July and my sensations in my head I would have it beat....I am eating what I want now, fortified cereals ect..without any pins and needles but do not take any supplements!! its ironic this head thing started after I was told to take 4000IU of D a day.....I went to see an eye Dr and he said stop that high doses of vitamins gave him BPPV, so I did in hopes again it was a vitamin...it still may be just taking time to clear....WE DONT need to supplement JUST EAT right...I will never take another supplemental as long as I live, my D is low right now but probably always has been in the winter just never had it tested like I do now...don't give up, try to remember it gets better with time...I keep hoping one day it will all go away :) God Bless you all ....J
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Vitamin D is a tough one, we live inside too much and in the high latitudes people are more prone to getting MS, they think perhaps because of low Vitamin D.

They seem to be finding a few problems associated with low Vit D.

But yes, the ramifications of taking supplements are poorly understood and there may be all sorts of unintended consequences.

Hard to know what course to follow.

Sorry to hear of your issues jacqles, and good of you to post again, it adds again to the knowledge pool in this bizarre B6 business.

A year or two before I became B6 toxic from excess supplements I was taking Blackmores Mega B pills alone and I got vertigo at one stage, I also had a weird thing where if I coughed hard I almost fainted. I felt very odd at the time and wonder if it was the 50mg of B6 causing it way back then. Later, when I was B6 toxic sometimes I would get drumming in my ear when I spoke!
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For those of you who've said that b6 toxicity gets worse before it gets better, can you please elaborate?  I experienced the pins and needles, numbness, problems with gait, et cetera, after taking supplements that included pyridoxine for maybe 10 days about a year ago.  Symptoms have slowly improved, but lately those areas that were most numb early on seem to be waking up.  It can be quite uncomfortable, with those areas really burning at times.  Does that sound familiar to any of you?  
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Hi Jacqles,

I wonder if what you are experiencing is a migraine variant (which is what I have, vestibular migraines, in my case), that started after this B6 toxicity.
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Hi,

yes, many people reported that the numb areas start waking up after a while and it becomes painful, including burning sensations.
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I am not sure if you still check this board but I do have methylation issues (MTHFR C677T Homozygous) and ran into trouble with b6 toxicity after taking a supplement for a couple of weeks before I knew of my MTFHR status last year.  I think that I've slowly been healing but am experiencing what I can only describe as burning in areas that were last year pretty much numb after ingestion of the b6.  Does this resonate with you at all in terms of things getting worse before they get better?  Just wondering ...
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Do symptoms change from day to day? I feel like I might have a little better day, than the next few are awful! I am about 6 weeks off my supplement. Can anyone help? Thank you!
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Hi,

yes, I have found that the recovery is NOT a linear process. For no obvious reason, some days are better than others, some weeks are better than others, etc... then, boom, back to what seems to be the beginning. Hang in there - you are still very early on in the recovery :)
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Thank you!!!!
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Almost a year after i quit taking b-6 the tingling, burning hands and feet and insmonia, fatigue, twitching, balance isues etc. finally started to clear. I was eager to get back to working out. I did 4 moderate work outs over 2 weeks and all the symptoms came back strong. It seems to me that it cycles regularly, good days bad days good weeks bad weeks etc. You have to look at this long term as long as youre progressing you are doing ok.
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Thanks for your post!  It is now in my 9th week of being off my supplements.  I had my level retested 2 weeks ago and it is now normal.  It seems that since then my symptoms have gotten a little worse.  Not sure if it is the heavy exercise I'm doing and it is drawing the vitamin B6 out of the muscles????  the muscle twitching is the most annoying.  The tingling is tolerable, and the burning hands and feet are occasional.  How long does the annoying twitching last?  Does your twitching sometimes cause your arms or legs to jump? I feel like I may be starting a cycle of better days, but we shall see......  It is hard to see if I'm progressing as I go from good to bad, which makes me forget about the good days and focus on  the bad days...... is that how you felt???  Am I asking too much since it has only been 9 weeks????  Thanks for your insight!!!!
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It has been 8 weeks for me. The tingling is subsiding. I know it's going to be a while, but I think things are turning around. Still have walking issues but am seeing a surgeon tomorrow to confirm that it is spinal stenosis causing it - not necessarily going to get surgery, but do want his opinion.
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thank you for your response!  Can I ask how long you were on the B6 supplements, and how high your level was???  Did you symptoms come on suddenly or slowly??? thanks again!
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Hi everyone just wondering is fatuige a main issue for everyone and brain fog? I never had any problems with my energy levels untill the b complex overdose.Its been 2 years from i stoped my vitimin and still have systoms i only took b6 for one month it really does cause lot neurologal damage just hope it is all reversible
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I finally found this thread again (will have to remember to book mark it). No way I can read the whole thing. But, like many of the posters on the first page of messages - I was on a low dose b6 under doctor recommendation (taking folic acid, b12, b6 for high homocysteine levels) and within three months started to have issues with nueropathy, blurred vision, dizzy spells, within a year I wasn't able to walk for a whole three months due to severe dizziness; severe fatigue, brain fog, you name it - I had it. You could go down the entire list of symptoms and I could check them off one at a time without missing a beat.

I saw dozens of specialists including being tested at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clincs and Mayo Clinic in Rochester and no one found anything. Multiple suggestions I needed psychiatric care. About 18 months in my mother got tested and found out she had b6 toxicity and suggested I should get tested as well. It took three years of badgering, then finally insulting the doctors before they would agree to test me (after all, low dose b6 shouldn't cause an issue). I don't have a copy of my test any longer, but I'm thinking it was 91 on a scale that said 23 was normal and 40's was toxic.

When the doctors told me that I tested positive for it, I asked them what was next and got a ton of shrugs. I later found out I have several MTHFR genetic defects and had recurrently had issues with low b12... and that I could tolerate the normal over-the-counter dose of folic acid either.  My serum levels dropped pretty quickly once I stopped taking it, but the symptoms remained.  I didn't get told 3 years would give any indication, I was basically left on my own.  I started following a treatment plan that started with Ben Lynch's site - mthfr.net; to treat my continued fatigue and health issues and one of the treatments besides taking methylcobalamin (b12) and methylfolate, p5p AND epsom salt baths seemed to really turn around the nueropathy. I'm still ill, mind you... but have had periods of remission that seem to reflect that I'm on a good start - and that following methylation and detox might be part of what I need.

What I don't know now and don't know how to figure out - is with the symptoms that remain that seem to be part of the list from b6 toxicity and NEW symptoms that seem unrelated to b6 toxicity - is what I have now something new? A mixture of the two? I've been off of b6 supplements for five years now (well, besides the occasional p5p which I seem to tolerate)... and the nueropathy is gone. But the dizziness (low blood pressure being treated with salt intake increase) heart palpitations (taking potassium), chronic pain (epsom salt baths, muscle relaxants), fatigue (taking methylation related supplements), history of blood clots (clotting disorder); and muscle weakness, weird lumps under my skin, frequent spontaneous rib dislocations... I'm at a loss as to what else is going on as it doesn't feel like it's still 'just' b6 toxicity.
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This B6 thing seems to throw the body out of whack and could unmask any existing problems, exacerbating existing diseases that might have been previously symptomless.

A lot here say symptoms are worse when ill. I can tell when I am coming down with a cold etc because the twitching picks up a day before the runny nose starts. This might suggest an auto-immune thing that follows B6 toxicity.

Just guessing.

Most of my symptoms have eased after a year+ off the pills, yet the twitching seems to be spreading around, but there are times it almost goes away and I feel "cured".

A lot of body aches have gone but my fingers/hands still ache when I pick up heavy things - anyone else get sore fingers and thumbs?

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Hi everyone how does exersise effect you before b6 toxicty i felt great after but now i feel drained it makes my systoms worse more fatuige brain fog.How did ur energy improve? I find im fine with foods high in b6 im veg juicing and take omega fish oils help any advise would be great. thanks

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Hi Penny,

could you please describe your dizziness to me? Is it the feeling that you get when you get up too quickly from sitting, let's say, or is it more like the ground is moving or the surroundings are spinning?

I hope you get better fast, btw.

Thanks.
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My dizziness was the entire world was spinning and heaving like a tiny raft at sea that was spinning while riding waves... along with a sense of falling. My eyes and balance were lying to me and I'd feel like the only way to stay upright was to counter balance (which would land me on the floor).

Only my sense of touch would help. I'd experience the sensation unless I was flat on my back. I'd still be experiencing it if I was upright - but if I could touch a wheelchair, or hand on a wall, or a person's shoulder I could 'feel' the disconnect and the falling sensation would back off.

I was never so relieved to have the worse of that pass. It came on gradually, a few dizzy spells a day to a few an hour - until it was 24 hours a day for a period of 3 months during which I was bedridden. Suddenly, with no real explanation - it dropped back to being dizzy sells a few an hour again, and to this day I still have a few dizzy spells a day here and there, although now they think it's from low blood pressure.
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Hi Penny,

I am really so sorry you went through that. Thank you for taking the time to explain it.

I had never had dizziness issues until this B6 toxicity messed me up in so many ways. I have the sensation of either the floor rocking/bouncing or me being on a boat. They dx'ed me with "migraine associated vertigo" - a migraine variant (don't need to have a headache with it ) and put me on preventive meds for it. I know B6 did it to me but I wonder if the mechanism is thru migraine (which is what I and the drs think) or through something else since yours sound different. Did you have head fullness, brain fog, sensitivity to light (especially computers and fluorescent) with it?

I hope you do get better and better.

Asli.
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I did (to some degree) - sadly some of those other nuerological symptoms remain even though the dizziness is mostly gone. I, too, had one nuerologist claim it was migraine aura. I've had less than a handful of migraines in my life, never with an aura and I was having these spells that became 24x7 and yet, still no migraine pain ever. The explanation I got was that you don't have to have pain. But the other ten nuerologists I saw after that explained that eventually I would get a headache... but I never did. But they didn't agree with the diagnosis.

They didn't have a replacement diagnosis, but all of this was before they discovered my b6 toxicity.
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Thanks, Penny.

I do have headaches with them (though not what I would have though were migraine-type, but definitely daily headaches).

Going back to your question in your original post in your last paragraph: re: new sx such as ribs dislocating, clotting disorders, etc.. I didn't get any of those, nor do I remember others mentioning them in the posts I read here (and I read every single post 4 - 5 times if not more over and over again). I didn't come across them in my months of research on the topic either. So I would think you have other issues going on (whether caused by B6 or not) that might have a name of their own as a condition(s), so to say.

Also, be careful with the other supplements you are taking. I had read cautions against supplementing with Potassium, for example. But your doctor would know better. I hope you get better.
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Hello i have been recovery from b6 toxity for 2 years had lot brain fog fatuge issues some days ate better than others worse with caffiene etc.I noticed u said about potassium ive had terrible reaction to anything with potassium in it even small amounts cause tingling burning not sure why im ok with food tho.
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I have terrible issues with magnesium; potassium is going ok but it is with doctor overview and my potassium has been testing low. I've suffered chronic diahrrea with the intestinal issues and it has thrown off my electrolytes. Salt and potassium has helped - magnesium I don't tolerate - but maybe I'm getting enough of them through my epsom salt baths? I've finally (I think) gotten a handle on all my new food intollerances so I am hoping that if I can get the gastric issues under control that I could possibly drop the salt and potassium.
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How long were you takin  b6 for when you become toxic? Did you have fatuige or ringing in ears? I was only taking b complex for a month takes a long time recover from :-(
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I'm not completely sure. I was taking it because I had high homocysteine levels which weren't tested until I was diagnosed with bilateral massive pulmonary embolism. I felt like I was recovering well from that for the first three months, but right around the three month mark is when I started to get worse. Within 9 months I was bed ridden from the dizziness. I was flat on my back for about three months and started to recover from that. It was about three years later that I finally got tested for the b6 toxicity and found positive for it. It was another six years of pretty severe symptoms after stopping taking b6 before I found out about epsom salt baths and methylfolate and other ways to boost the methylation process and started to get some relief. Not all my symptoms are gone - and as I've mentioned, a few seem related to possibly something else altogether (so I have a lot more to figure out). But the dizziness/vertigo is down to rare and occasional; the pins/needles/temperature issues are gone and my balance is improved by a great deal.

I did have the worst fatigue - just crushing (sadly, I still have the fatigue to some degree now - but my supplements have helped a great deal).

I don't really remember ringing in the ears, though I have noticed some slight hearing loss (no idea if it's tied to anything other than getting older/listening to loud rock music when I was a teen or something else altogether). It seems to be certain tones or in certain situations.
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Thanks for ur reply penny im not sure if the b6 toxity has triggered some sort of chronic fatuge issues as i had plenty of energy before i started b complex i had to give up up iz i just diddnt have energy for it What supplements do you take for energy?I take omega fish oils do veg juicing but it only helps so much still so tired its like b6 overdose has messed my nervous systom i just hope its all reversible i mite try siberain ginseng ilive heard its good boost energy etc very nervous about trying herbs vitimins after the b6 issue :-( thought u would have recovered i stopped vitimin 2 years ago.Even small amount b6 would flare burning up again.
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Can anyone recomend any supplments help ur energy fatuge etc while healing from b6?
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I have a TON of supplements, but really - I started at MTHFRsupport.net for the treatment protocols for Methylation treatment. Had a doctor tweak it and as I'm learning more I'm now on pheonixrising.me - that site is about ME/CFS - but a LOT of people on there are exceptionally knowledgeable about supplements to help with fatigue for methylation process.

I found out about the methylation process as a result of learning that I had a genetic condition - MTHFR (which is actually VERY common) - and it can lead to the high homocysteine levels that started the whole mess. While having toxic b6 levels doesn't automatically mean that you might have MTHFR, the truth is that I do think there is a link as there are a few of us that have these genes as well as issues with B6 and in fact - the breakdown of b6 into a format that the body can use and eliminate efficiently? is all tied to the methylation process which doesn't work as efficiently when you have an MTHFR genetic issue.

Since the methylation process is what helps break down and process b6 (as well as some of the other b vitamins and other toxins) improving it (even if you don't have MTHFR defects) may help while trying to recover from b6 toxicity.

It's worth taking at least a look into it. My regular doctor reads uptodate.com which basically says that MTHFR genes are a minor inconvenience and while they raise the risk of lots of conditions, there's no known treatment - or any recommendations for patients. My Integrative MD doctor is following all the latest studies and says that while there is still a lot of unknowns about the genes, that they know what they break and through experimentation there are a lot of supplements that can improve quality of living when you are fatigued... and he's not just blowing smoke - the methylation treatment process has helped me tremendously.
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Hi all does anyone thing b6 toxity can trigger cfs/chronic fatuge sydrome? I think this is what happened to me never had any health problems prior to b6 overdose now have fatuge pain in my ears after exersise which is man systoms of cfs feeling flu like after to much activity :-( to think i have caused this by taking to much of vitimin for one month. Any advise would be great thanks
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I am pretty sure I have CFS... as I have all the hallmark symptoms - sadly, a few extra. Between the extra odd things and the history of b6 toxicity it throws enough of a question into the mix that I don't really have a diagnosis right now.  

I feel your pain, to go through this just form taking 'harmless' supplements. In my case, it wasn't even that I was taking a high dosage, I was taking a small dose under doctor's orders for a few years - even though I started to get ill within 3 months of taking it, the doctors didn't realize that some patients don't tolerate even low doses and never connected the new symptoms to the B6 even though my initial illness was textbook b6 toxicity.  Makes me wonder why the doctors deserve the high fees they charge.
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How long does it take the muscle twitching to go away???  Does it go away before the tingling hands and feet or after??  Thanks!!!!!
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One person on here said they still had twitches after three years. I am more than a year off B6 and the twitching is less "powerful" but just as prevalent. I don't think there is a straight answer to your question as all bodies react differently. I am recovering so slowly I wonder if I am recovering at all.  
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I'm new here. I was browsing the web for b6 toxicity. I saw lots here and you seemed informed. More than I am. I don't think I should start at the beginning but a precursor .....I have been treated for Lyme disease. Then a naturopath took over and gave me b complex ( with other sups). I stopped most but continued with b6,d ,c and magnesium. Blood test. B6. Range was 30-90. I was 431. Wow. Stopped b6. But I'm not sure 3 months would put me that high on such a low dose. I have lyme symptoms which might be b6 toxicity symptoms. I'm not getting rid of it. Any ideas why.
My diet is clean. I even stopped eating many bananas.
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I'm new here. I was browsing the web for b6 toxicity. I saw lots here and you seemed informed. More than I am. I don't think I should start at the beginning but a precursor .....I have been treated for Lyme disease. Then a naturopath took over and gave me b complex ( with other sups). I stopped most but continued with b6,d ,c and magnesium. Blood test. B6. Range was 30-90. I was 431. Wow. Stopped b6. But I'm not sure 3 months would put me that high on such a low dose. I have lyme symptoms which might be b6 toxicity symptoms. I'm not getting rid of it. Any ideas why.
My diet is clean. I even stopped eating many bananas.
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Tough situation, it would be hard to know what symptoms are B6 and what are lyme. But 431 is definitely toxic and enough to do damage. Recovery is slow, but it happens. I don't know much about lyme.
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