How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?

Get it from food. All people need vitamin b6 but most get it from food and so should you. It is present in many green vegetables. Eat well and you don't need to take it in pill form.

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Are there any std's that have cause vitamin deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

Yes. The virus or bacertia can attack nerve tissue. It is seen with: • hiv/aidsgenital herpes (or any one of the large number of herpes-simplex viruses) • gonorrheasyphilis • chlamydia • hepatitis b and d • hpv (human papillomavirus infection). Read more...
AIDS can do that. End stage aids-if it is not treated- can cause malnutrition, muscle wasting, nerve problems, and vitamin deficiency as the result of the malnutrition etc. Neuro-syphillis- syphillis that is affecting nervous system can cause nerve damage- but that has nothing to do with vitamin deficiency. Read more...

Female, age 91 yrs with peripheral neuropathy, feet lost sensations. Will vitamin B12 injections help?

Maybe. There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, and B12 deficiency is only one of them. B12 injections are beneficial if you are deficient (or have low b12). Some adults lose the ability to absorb oral b12. Nonetheless, i recommend a daily b-complex vitamin supplement. Have your B12 level tested 3-6 months later. If your level is less than 400-500, you may benefit from a monthly injection. Read more...
Possibly. B12 deficiency can certainly cause peipheral neuropathy and the treatment would be the replacment of B12 usually by injections. As far as other causes of peripheral neuropathy, B12 most likely will not be helpful. See her physician and check a B12 level if not done already. Read more...

What vitamins and minerals are a remedy for peripheral neuropathy?

Several options. The b vitamins are a good start. There are many reported "natural" therapies for neuropathy including: acetyl-l-carnitine, lipoic acid, n-acetylcysteine, curcumin, omega-6 fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin b1 (thiamin) and benfotiamine, vitamin b6, vitamin b12, vitamin c, & vitamin e. Read more...
Only work if deficie. Def of some vitamins can cause neuropathies; most neuropathies are not due to vitamin def, will not be improved by supplementation. B12 def (not rare, in some GI diseases, elderly; theoretical risk in ulcer rx); b6 def (diet def rare, assoc with some meds), vit e def (rare except in GI dis), b1-thiamine def (alcoholics, bulimics, bariatric surg), etc. Xs vits e.g. B6 cause neuropathy. Get tested. Read more...

The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

Peripheral neuropath. Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern) . When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. ( painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain. Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative. Read more...
Nerve pain. This is a very uncomfortable situation. The nerves are damaged and because of the irritation the nerves do not work correctly. They are supposed to transmit you symptom to the brain and back. With damage the pain they feel is heightened, is constantly transmitting the pain and thus you feel pain all of the times. There are meds for neuropathy - gabapentin, pregabulin, duloxetine, ssri, snrs. Read more...

What chemotherapy induces peripheral neuropathy?

Some. There are some chemo that can give you peripheral neuropathy for instance taxane (docetaxel, paclitaxol), vinca alkaloids ( vincristine), platinum ( oxaliplatin, cisplatin, carboplatin) etc. Read more...
Many kinds. Peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect of many different chemotherapy drugs including oxaliplatin, velcade, taxol, taxotere, Cisplatin and navelbine (vinorelbine). There are many other chemotherapy drugs that can cause this as well. Read more...
Many. There are some chemo that can give you peripheral neuropathy for instance taxane (docetaxel, paclitaxol), vinca alkaloids ( vincristine), platinum (oxaliplatin, cisplatin, carboplatin) etc. Read more...