I have posted around here about my strange peripheral nerve pain/burning. Well, I have some news about that:
I just got my labs back and I have a toxic level of vitamin B6 in my blood stream. A couple of years ago when I had this burning pain, I had been taking high levels of B vitamins and found I was overdosing on B6. The burning went away eventually after stopping taking the supplement. now, it is back even tho I was only taking a much lower dosage of B6. Apparently, my body can't process or eliminate B6 and it builds up to neuro-toxicity. This is rare but documented. I am stopping the supplements and hoping the burning stops. Last time it took four months b/c my nerves had to regenerate from the damage. I honestly did not think it could be that this time. I was only having one packet of e-c per day and one prenatal vitamin. When the pain came back, I just thought it meant something else caused it last time and the b6 was a fluke. Strange... One for House, eh?
I am worried tho: is my eight month old baby getting too much b6 in my milk since i have about 10 times the safe levels in my bloodstream? any ideas?
Is this keeping him up at night? One sign of too much B6 is insomnia and he is having such a challenge with sleep.