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Ok so I've been suffering from numbness, pain and tingling in for almost 2 months in my left leg. It comes and goes. The pain is unbearable and feels like my bones are hurting.
Some background info: I started taking superfood supplements such as spirulina, chlorella, acai, turmeric etc. I may have overdosed on these tablets as I took one of each every day. It hadn't even been a week and I started developing severe numbness in my left leg. It just felt dead like I couldn't move it and I would find it difficult to walk. I stopped the tablets immediately and went back to a basic diet. The symptoms come and go but when they do come on it really hurts and feels like someone has put a block of ice in my leg. It's more of a sharp shooting pain with numbness. I went to my GP who ordered a full blood test. The results came as Vitamin D - 22 when the range should be 50> My iron levels were also low as 13 when they should've be above 15. My GP ordered Vitamin D tablets at 10,000 units which I have been taking and have another week left. Before I was prescribed the Vitamin D Tablets I decided to sit out in the sun for about 30 minutes. I usually don't expose my skin to a lot of sun as I do wear sunscreen when I step out. Later on that evening I started to become itchy alotll over my body including my face. I had a burning sensation on my lower back which felt like I had a heat patch on my lower back.
I ignored these symptoms thinking they would go away. A week had passed away and I couldn't take it anymore. I was advised to take Clarityn/Piriton which didn't clear it up. GP prescribed stringer antihistamines Fexofenadine. It's been about 3 weeks a d the itch has somewhat reduced but hasn't completely gone. Is this a general itch related to sitting out in sun or is it a nerve related itch. Around the same I injured my hand when I fell down and all pressure came onto my hand. Since then I've been feeling weakness, heaviness in my right arm and hand.
My MRI has come back as normal. My B12 levels were 341. I've been referred to a neurologist. In the meanwhile GP has asked me to get my Foliate checked.
I don't understand if it's nerve damage, Vitamin D deficiency or Vitamin toxicity from the earlier supplements I was taking. I'm very confused and doctors don't seem to give a clear answer. I've not been able to sleep well due to the burning, itching and numbness/pain.
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