The Dude Abides said...
I've read that Vitamins B1, B6, and B12 play a role in our nervous system. Being B12 deficient or taking high doses of B6 for a long time can cause nerve issues.
* Have you ever been tested and found to have low Vitamin B12?
* Do you regularly take high doses of Vitamin B6?
If you don't regularly take B Vitamin supplements, you could consider a trial of a good (methylated) B Vitamin supplement. If you have a Whole Foods Market store near you, I'd buy it from them. That way, if it doesn't help, you can return it. They have a good return policy, provided you keep your receipt.
This is just a cheap, low-risk option.
I hope you find something that helps!
And remember, some people mysteriously pool up B6 in their blood, weve had this discussion here.
I've not seen those discussions, Astro, so thanks. A while back, I recall reading that even water-soluble vitamins (Bs and C) can be stored by our bodies, versus the common belief (common to me, anyway) that they're rapidly excreted.Do We Have Limited Storage Capacity for Water-Soluble Vitamins?https://www.climbingnutrition.com/diet/vitaminsminerals/do-we-have-limited-storage-capacity-for-water-soluble-vitamins
Previously, I went along with the idea that mega-dosing vitamins and minerals was likely safe. Since then, however, I've reversed my thinking on supplementation and take a more cautious approach. Not only due to articles like the one above, but from other sources and considering the amounts we could reasonably expect to get in our diets, as well as considering that isolated, lab-grown nutrients (best case) almost certainly can't claim equivalency with how nutrients exist in whole foods -- or, how they act in the body.
Admittedly, I'm mostly guessing, but employing the precautionary principle makes sense to me. Of course, I'm also old enough to resist saying "always" and "never," as there may be cases where supplementation (vitamins and minerals, specifically) might make sense for someone. I remain hesitant, though, due to my skeptical nature, after (like so many of us) taking such a variety of supplements for so long and rarely being able to reliably link the intake to a benefit.
Finally, the one likely caveat to articles like the one above is this: The folks on the HealingWell site are not otherwise healthy. Two times out of three, the average person on the street is probably not healthy, either. But, the folks that make their way to this site -- whether on the Lyme forum, Diabetes, Cancer, or any of the others -- are usually in even worse shape. Thus, what may apply to those without chronic disease may not always be relevant to us.