For those of us with neuropathy, I found it really strange that for many years, B6 has been prescribed with Isoniazid (INH) an old TB med/antibiotic to protect the patient from the nerve damage that the drug causes. I believe they give it in some doseage to every person taking INH, though I'm not sure.
Since I have diabetes and endocrine problems, my risk is really high so they prescribed 50mg of B6.
The neuropathy and nerve problems, including brain, on this drug have been severe for me because of my bad liver and other problems. I couldnt type for long spells, really numb and mental issues like panic and short term memory problems.
I recently got 100mgs since I couldn't get 50s and a lot of it went away.
Now, I wonder if they know so well that B6 works (and it clearly clearly does from my experience--could not go without it), why don't they try it on us plain neuropathy patients instead of harder meds like lyrica, neurontin and the rest. My RLS is so much better and I'm much more normal taking it.
The B6 bottle says it protects the nervous system. Now I know the FDA doesn't approve that stuff but it is standard protocol for anyone taking INH so there must be some real medical evidence and merit for taking it. I know from experience that even after I quit taking INH I will continue on the B6 100mg. It seems such a harmless thing I can do to protect my nervous system, it makes me mad it wasn't offered before.
Has anyone had B6 recommended to prevent nerve damage? Some say B12, but that has not workedfor me and gives me bad side effects, but the B6 works with no side effects.
Just wondered and thought this mght be helpful and something to discuss with docs since it makes such a dramatic positive effect, stronger than any prescription nerve med I've taken.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids