I’m new to PA and all the information on this group has been incredibly helpful. I have a question about the progress of peripheral neuropathy - can the pain decrease as the condition increases?
My illness started with heart palpitations and extreme fatigue in October last year. In January I started to feel pins and needles in my hands and feet. That progressed to become pain. By last week my feet felt permanently bruised, with some burning sensations. My hands also felt permanently achy with increased sensitivity to any knocks, pressure, heat and cold. On Sunday that pain started to reduce and has felt progressively better over the last few days.
My very low levels of B12 were discovered just over a month ago and my GP immediately put me on Cyanocobalamin tablets - 50mcg twice a day - while we investigated possible causes. As far as I could tell these did very little for me and she’s agreed to give me injections starting next week. In the mean time we have ruled out coeliac disease and helicobacter. I’m waiting on the result of the IF antibody test. I’m not vegetarian or vegan and have no reason to think my diet is deficient in B12. I haven’t been shown my full results but the GP says my folate and iron levels are “normal”.
My question is: is it possible that after a months the cyanocobalamin tablets are beginning to work? Or does the progress of peripheral neuropathy ebb and flow?
Thanks for your help!