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How Long Do The Symptoms Of Vitamin B6 Toxicity Last
Depends: Vitamin b6, when taken usual therapeutic dose, is not toxic. It can cause significant adverse effects, however, if you take too much of it for a prolonged period. Depending upon the amount of vitamin B6 ingestion, toxicity ranges from nausea to dependence or permanent peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more
And with that......: It's difficult to become toxic on a water soluble vitamin when your body can flush out the excess easily in the urine. If someone is genuinely b6 toxic, the solution is to stop taking massive doses of b6 before the problem becomes permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions(100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discontinue B6: High doses of vitamin b6 can, over time, be toxic, and may result in nerve damage or numbness and tingling in the extremities that may eventually be irreversible. You should discontinue use of supplemental b6 if any unusual numbness develops in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for the body to produce too much Vitamin b6? I had b6 overdose or toxicity 3 years ago. Is this something the body produces in excess?
No: Your body does not produce B vitamins. Consult Healthtap.com primary care doctor in person for specific diagnosis advice ...Read more
B6: B 6 is water soluble and can be quickly flushed out of the body with drinking water. ...Read more
Many thanks for your helpful response yesterday. I did have neck& thoracic mris– negative. Should i still get a dir? Also, could there be a tie btw mri, symptoms & high vitamin B6 levels?
Don't know: You need to see a doctor and have them fully evaluate you with history, physical and allowing you to explore issues with any questions you may have. You sound quite intelligent, and they should be able to provide you with good responses. Good luck and hope this all gets worked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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