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Hi there I am female and aged 46. blood tests show I am perimenopausal. Four months ago I developed tingling in the toes on my left foot (only ever been this foot). it seemed to come on after having reaction to estrogen cream taken for spate of sudden urine infections. Ten minutes after taking the drug I experienced dizziness and blurred vision. 30 minutes later it happened again but then went and didnt return but then numb toes occurred. This has been constant and over the past three weeks has got alot stronger and prickling spreads to underside of foot with fluttering of nerves sporadically in left calf muscle. If I wear flat shoes my foot doesnt like it and appears to struggle causing a a horrible sticky prickly feeling in arch of foot - am much better with a tight lace up mid heel shoe. Infact foot much prefers no socks at all - seems rather sensitive to anything around it. No pain apart from on a handful of occasions sharp sudden pin like feeling in top of toes. Ive had MRI of spine - no pinched nerve - no neuropathy - did have spinal decompression surgery on lower discs following car accident 7 years ago but no apparent problems according to spinal surgeon and MRI. Had MRI of thorax, brain scan, thorough blood tests - all the usual including Lyme, B12, Thyroid diabetes but I am now wondering if this is related to B12 deficiency. I am vegan but am pretty good at taking supplements and fortified foods. My level four months ago was 282 - I have asked my doctor for a B12 injection (due to happen tomorrow) and he has agreed and tomorrow I will also ask for more thorough thyroid test as blood results show serum levels as 0.56 in a range of 0.35 - 4.94. Ive read hypo thyroid can cause B12 deficiency. All very depressing and causing lots of anxiety, sleepless nights. Not helped by a very stressful year losing two very close relatives in quick succession. Anxiety levels also went through through the roof recently when brain scan showed probable AV fistula in my brain - turned out there was nothing wrong just a slightly enlarged vein which was normal for me but lead to a cerebral angiagram on top of everything else. My neurologist has suggested re-doing all the scans and spinal puncture test - I am insured fortunately so getting tests done pretty quickly. After those not sure where to go - I seem to exasperating the experts which is very frustrating. Does any of this ring true with others? Many thanks Tracey
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