I Can't Feel My Toes - HELP!

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 1/19/2008 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with Crohn's three years ago. I've been taking Flagyl and Cipro, Immural and Asacol every day, and 10mg of Prednisone from my last flare up. And I woke up two days ago and couldn't feel the tips of my big toes.

Decreased sensation, anyway. They feel numb.

Is this Peripheral Neuropathy? I stopped taking Flagyl when the numbness started, thinking it might turn around, or at least stop, but it's worse now if anything. My GIs on holiday, so I can't call him about this. I started taking more B vitamins, cause I realize sometimes PN is caused by a deficiency.

Do you have any ideas? I'm really nervous I'm going to lose all sensation, or something.

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 1/19/2008 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I would recommend going to the ER. Especially if you are having no feeling in your toes. Especially if your doctors on holiday.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 1/19/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same thing, but mine comes back eventually. Yesterday I was walking and had a vague pain in my left foot. I hadn't gone but a couple miles before my last two toes on that foot became completely numb. I continued to walk a mile or so and came home. Once I was home, the feeling came back. This was different from the previous bouts of "out of the blue" numbness. I also added sublingual B12 because I know it helps with the foot cramps I get. I don't know if it will help this or not.

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 1/19/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
It happened to me when I was on high doses of Flagyl years ago and most of the feeling is back. My toes & fingertips still are a little numb sometimes but I can wear backless shoes again. It should come back in time but I would definitely address it with your dr.
36 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (28 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 2 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Count does not include self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07.  Lots of joint pain, and a new fistula since the 2nd infusion 6/19.
Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.
Ginger :)

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