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  1. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Yes difficulty walking now. Was only coldness 4 months ago.
     
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    oh my - so sorry to hear that - any prospect of improvement and do they know what caused the deficiency?
     
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    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have found that I cannot tell the difference between hot and cold using the very tips of my fingers.
     
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    I might find out when I go back In 2 MONTHS. That's an improvement over the previous NEXT YEAR.
     
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    gfmoore Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear of your troubles. This thing just doesn't play fair does it. :sadness
     
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    Lot of people much worse than me here mate.
    Thanks for the thought though.
     
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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Anyone who has had metformin or been on a PPI should be tested regularly for B12 status - but unfortunately it's apparently "not on the list" as I was told by my GP in Australia - even though the research literature makes it plain that either medication will cause problems with absorption. Sigh.

    Very frustrating for you @this is too difficult - have you started on B12 injections?

    Note to anyone taking B12 orally - try and get the methylcobalamin version as it is better absorbed than the cheap and nasty version used in most multivitamins.
     
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    first one today,
     
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    I have been seeing doctors for some of these symptoms for two years now.
     
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    Adelle0607 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I know someone who supplemented with vit b1 b6 b12 for 6 months continuous for neuropathy (with weakness on both hands, couldn't lift a cup or a pen) who cured himself of neuropathy. Another friend of mine who had exteme fatigue couldn't get up for. 3 months also had vit b supplements for a year and her neuropathy also went away..not sure about the scientific basis of this (?) but they both swear by it..


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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I don't think you're broken, but drinking certainly won't help.

    This guy was broken - but now he's not. Amazing - a doctor and he couldn't even work it out for himself!

     
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    Thanks hon.
     
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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Another thing I'd suggest is checking out Dr Terry Wahls book, "The Wahls Protocol". She has put her MS into remission using a diet tailored for neurological and mitochondrial health. It's based around 31 key nutrients that she claims work much better if you can get them from food rather than supplements. Might be worth a try.

    I'm hoping things will look more positive for you after a good night's sleep ;)
     
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    Feel a bit better tonight.
     
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    Oh joy. Phone call from docs. Vitamin D deficient as well. Maximum dose every day for 12 weeks.
    Being cured is rubbish. Felt better before:rolleyes:
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    But at least you have an answer as to what's wrong.....that has to be good right?
     
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    Well the probably wont improve can only hope to stop getting worse bit is a bit disappointing I thought the confusion and bad memory was due to bad sugar and working 12 hour shifts most of my life. seems not though. If it can be halted at this I will just get on with it.
     
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