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Can anyone tell me why I don't have feeling in certain parts of my body?

For the past four months now, I have been going to my primary and my neurologist to see what is going on with this numbness / pins and needles that I've been having in my body for six months.

My neurologist has given me a neck MRI because I started to have pain in my shoulder / neck area, but it was clear.  After that, He put me on gabapentin for a good thirty days to see how it would react, but that really hasn't helped. While I was taking the gabepentin, my neck pain started to go into my head, and so I had a brain MRI which I'll have the results on Tuesday of this week.

On the other hand, my praimary did blood work and found out that I've had low vitamin B12 and low vitamin D.  She said that the B12 is the probably the primary cause of my numbness, and I've been taking a 1000MCG daily (sometimes 2-3 a day) pill for four months, but it doesn't seem to be helping any.

Here are all of the symptoms I've had since this all started:

- Anxiety from worrying since no one can tell me what is wrong
- Random twitching all over my body
- Pain in shoulder / neck area
- Pain in lower back
- Hand tremors
- Hand weakness
- heart race increase occasionally
- burning sensations across body
- ear pressure
- visual disturbances (white spot, loss of peripheral)

What is troubling me now is that I've started to lose feeling (anesthetic feeling) in parts of my body, but it comes and goes.

- Top of my head
- Left/right wrist
- Genitalia
- Left part of my leg
- Left back of my neck

I'm just looking for a little peace of mind.  I'm waiting on this brain MRI Tuesday, and if it's clear, I'm going to ask about EMGs and NCV tests and follow up with my primary to recheck my stuff and see if I can get switched over to B12 injections. I'm really scared, and no one I've seen has any idea what it could be outside of the B12 deficiency.

Has anyone had any similar symptoms?
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1756321 tn?1547095325
I had vitamin B12 deficiency causing the symptoms you mention. I have autoimmune pernicious anaemia so I take high dose sublingual spray which bypasses the gut. Some find they prefer injections.

Causes of B12 deficiency listed on B12 awareness..

"Decreased stomach acid
Atrophic gastritis
Autoimmune pernicious anemia
Helicobacter pylori
Gastrectomy, intestinal resection
Gastric bypass surgery
Malabsorption syndromes
Crohn’s disease
Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy)
Chronic pancreatitis
Bacterial overgrowth (small bowel)
Fish tapeworm
Malnutrition—Eating disorders
Advanced liver disease
Transcobalamin II deficiency
Inborn errors of B12 metabolism
Certain drugs
Nitrous oxide"
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