Can B12 deficiency cause tingling/numbness in one leg and formication

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I have been experienced a tingling/pins and needle sensation in my left leg for a week. I have also experienced formication on three occasion when seeing insects- my legs became itchy and red but the sensation quickly went away after scratching it gently and a shower. I went to a private GP regarding this and not even after 10 minutes after the consultation she suggested to do a brain mri despite having sensation in my leg. I suggested the possibility of B12 deficiency which can cause nerve problems but she quickly dismissed it saying that if it was a b12 deficiency I couldn't stand on my legs?

I'm very anxious about the results and I'm not sure what it could be?

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    Hello.I find your doctor's "falling down " a bit odd Low B 12 does cause lots of problems .because it is one of those

    things our body really needs ,and has various ways of letting us know. I use the oral spray ,four squirts a day.

    prefer the herbs and vitamins route ,rather than injections. Holland & Barrett sell it I have been using this method for

    well over three years , My nails used to crack end break when I was low on b12 ,,now ,I could drill concrete with them

    .Don't worry ,if you need any more info, I'm here !!!!

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    hi, i had my last dosing jab on 19th April and require one every 3 months thereafter. Just had my first 3 month 'top up' on 19th July. Still have a feeling of weak legs, although i can walk fine. Strange sensation in the hands too, difficult to describe. Have i benefited ? I'm not sure as i dont know how long these things take to get right. I appreciate that B12 affects the nervous system and nerves are a funny thing

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