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Is there a treatment or cure for neuropathy that uses vitamins or supplements?
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Maybe
In cases of neuropathy related to vitamin deficiency, supplementaiton can reverse or slow neuropathy.
Vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) are the most common, and a once-daily super b complex vitamin (or B12 shot) is often recommended. It does not reverse all neuropathy, and should not be taken in excess since b6 in high doses can be toxic to nerve as well.

In brief: Maybe
In cases of neuropathy related to vitamin deficiency, supplementaiton can reverse or slow neuropathy.
Vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) are the most common, and a once-daily super b complex vitamin (or B12 shot) is often recommended. It does not reverse all neuropathy, and should not be taken in excess since b6 in high doses can be toxic to nerve as well.
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Folic acid can make it worse, especially if low B12.
Dr. Mark Sibley
Vitamin D has been proven to be directly related to our health and low Vit.D is related to poor health. Because there are only small amounts of vitamin D in food there are only two sure ways to get enough vitamin D: Exposing your bare skin to sunlight to get ultraviolet B (UVB). Taking vitamin D supplements. Most specialists that know Vit.D know that 1,000 to 10,000 iu a day may be needed
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: B vitamins
There is some thought that vitamin b6 and B12 plus Folic Acid seem to help with neuroapthy.

In brief: B vitamins
There is some thought that vitamin b6 and B12 plus Folic Acid seem to help with neuroapthy.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
They lower homocysteine but do not relieve neuropathy. Severe, prolonged B12 deficiency causes neuropathy which is partially reversed by B12 therapy. Neither folic acid nor B6 will help neuropathy but can make it worse.
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