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Old 07-21-2014, 15:42   #1
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Does anyone know how long it takes to start to regenerate nerves in your feet. The retinanopathy dissapeared fairly quickly. Sometimes I think the neuropathy is better and sometimes feel like i would prefer to amputating my feet. Also taking ALA, not sure if i'm taking enough, and taking B50 vitamin, was surprised how low B12 is. In normal range but the low side. Anything else, should I be taking. I'm taking beta blockers, ace inhibitors, metformin, glimepride, insulin.

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Does anyone know how long it takes to start to regenerate nerves in your feet.
I seriously doubt it. But I've heard "3 years" being tossed around on this or some other forum once. That too was based on something a doctor said in some book.

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It does take some time, though. I don't think a year would be unusual, and even longer.

And I've read here on the forum of the possibility of there being more pain during the healing process - so if this happens to you don't be discouraged or give up LCHF.

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About the low b12, you are taking several meds that can affect your b12 levels. B50 vitamin probably won't bring it up. Has your doctor done other liver tests? Talk this over with him if you are having other issues besides neural ones as low b12 levels affect nerves in the long run. Some people's livers don't maintain the correct levels and the b12 has to be injected every month or so. Check the side effects of low b12 and see if you have any of them.

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About the low b12, you are taking several meds that can affect your b12 levels. B50 vitamin probably won't bring it up. Has your doctor done other liver tests? Talk this over with him if you are having other issues besides neural ones as low b12 levels affect nerves in the long run. Some people's livers don't maintain the correct levels and the b12 has to be injected every month or so. Check the side effects of low b12 and see if you have any of them.
Yeah do i a good number of them. I did have liver tests done but didn't go back to that doctor, i switched for various personal reasons before he delivered the test results. I believe they are coming by mail now.
8ince then i've had RAI treatment for hyperthyroidism and i notice my current endocrinolgist requested this test. My doctor called me today to ask me when i'm going for the new thyroid tests, so i'll repeat them tommorrow, then i'll work from there.

And the doctor did advise me to discontinue the metformin.

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Yeah do i a good number of them. I did have liver tests done but didn't go back to that doctor, i switched for various personal reasons before he delivered the test results. I believe they are coming by mail now.
8ince then i've had RAI treatment for hyperthyroidism and i notice my current endocrinolgist requested this test. My doctor called me today to ask me when i'm going for the new thyroid tests, so i'll repeat them tommorrow, then i'll work from there.

And the doctor did advise me to discontinue the metformin.
OH okay, it's probably the thyroid treatment i'm receiving. Probably indicative of needing hormone replacement. So apparently in time the low b12 should be addressed

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Since you're having issues with the nerve damage and you're taking other measures such as vitamins and you're on several medications, so I feel compelled to ask about carbs. Forgive me if you've answered this on another thread. Are you eating LCHF?

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Since you're having issues with the nerve damage and you're taking other measures such as vitamins and you're on several medications, so I feel compelled to ask about carbs. Forgive me if you've answered this on another thread. Are you eating LCHF?
Yes indeed, practically no carbs today, maybe 5. Not hungry at all, although my hunger pains went away with insulin.

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Don't wait about those tests. Vitamin b12 deficiency causes permanent nerve damage when left to progress too long. It isn't always the thyroid, especially if you smoke or have smoked.

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Don't wait about those tests. Vitamin b12 deficiency causes permanent nerve damage when left to progress too long. It isn't always the thyroid, especially if you smoke or have smoked.
I know for a fact i have thyroid issues. Had RAI last April and waiting for thyroid to go hypothyroid so i can take replacement hormone. Get those tests tommorrow. And no, i have never smoked, thank god, don't need any more issues.

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