Hello, newbie here today, have had this for over a year now, but it only stopped me driving 9months ago when the numbness and pain / stabbing in my feet meant I couldn't feel the pedals to control the car. May this year the pins and needles spread to my hands but as I can still cross my fingers I am that this is going to improve... After being diagnosed first with water retention and given pee pills, then varicose veins and the tests and treatment for that was finally when I went back to my vein consultant to complain it was getting worse and spreading, did he send me back to a generic one, who recognised the problem as neuralgic. So I take a b12 vitamin each day, along with folic acid, and once a week a b12 injection. I am just back driving again, can now walk without crutches but not up and down steps unless slowly and sideways holding on. For the pain I don't know whether the tramadol I was given worked psychologically - it certainly didn't help my appetite which had reduced, nor being with it all the time. I don't know whether anyone else has experienced this but I was told the reason I got the b12 deficiency in the first place that let to the anaemia that caused the neauropathy, was because I had been in a severe diet for 4 years and cut out too much protein. I did have 65 kilos to lose, which I am happy to say has gone, but at what price!