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Cause of high b6 without suppliments?

I have abnormally high B6 levels with neuropathy in legs and tingling in arms for one year. I've never taken suppliments of any kind. Taking several psych meds. Neurontin not working, neuropathy is getting worse with great difficulty walking. What is possible cause of high B6 and is there anything I can do to lower this level? ... My levels about 81 value with norm being about 40.
Thanks, june
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1596372 tn?1297318570
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I have developed B6 toxicity without taking supplements except for a Centrum which only has 3mg.  I have since stopped taking even that.  I have two questions:

1.  Why has B6 built up in my system on such low doses?
2.  Can I get rid of some of the B6 by donating blood?  I know it works for iron.

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Vitamin B6 is a vital vitamin in our bodies that plays a critical part in numerous body functions. Some medication can interfere with the vitamin's status in the body. Vitamin B6 toxicity causes temporary neurological symptoms (as you described), which, according to the literature, usually take up to 6 months for it to resolve itself for majority of people. There are some people who do have permanent damage. It is recommended not to take any supplement of vitamin B6 and try not to eat large amounts of foods high in vitamin B6 at meals for 6 months. Vitamin B6 food sources are whole grains, legumes (beans), nuts, meats, and poultry and the sources with lowest amounts are: Peaches, Milk, Peas, Carrots, Ground Beef, Brown Rice, Soybeans, Avocado, Banana, and Turkey. It is a required vitamin and is needed in numerous necessary processes in our bodies. Eat with caution and small amounts. When you are healed suggest consuming the recommended daily dose which is 1.5mg for over 50 years old.
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