Thyroid Disorders Community
vit B
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

vit B

I did not know that a thyroid problem coutd cause neuropathy. I am on 25 mcg of Synthroid and for the last 4 years have had terrible burning in my thighs and now my feet as well. It has worsented over the years and a yeat ago I was diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy.  Three months ago, I read that nerves need vitamin B so I started taking the liquid 5000 mcg of Ultra B-12 a day and the neuropathy has gone away. If I forget to take the B for a day, I know it by night as mild burning returns. Do you believe that it can be the vitamin B that has taken the neuropathy away?


This discussion is related to Hypothyroid Neuropathy?.
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
649848_tn?1357751184
It's not really the thyroid that causes the neuropathy; untreated B12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy, so yes, taking the supplement could make it go away.  It should also give you more energy.  A lot of people who have thyroid issues are deficient in B12.  

I had untreated Pernicious Anemia for years and have some permanent nerve damage from it.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Probably true.  I wish you have the vit B12 level checked prior to treatment . Also, two enzymes that are going to be elevated in vit B12 deficiency : methyl malonic acid & homocysteine .
I have my shot every month . It was a serious problem . Without treatment, all kind of neurological symptoms plus weight loss may show up.
Blank
649848_tn?1357751184
I have my B12 levels tested quarterly.  I'm on weekly shots to keep my levels high enough.

My homocysteine has not been elevated.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach