Anyone know of a multivitamin without B6?
I've Googled to no avail, and don't want to bother Michelle while she has so much on her plate. Is anyone aware of a multi without the B vits? All my B levels are high, but I think the B6 is the only one that can cause problems.
Unfortunately, I had to go to individual vitamins to avoid certain vitamins. I still take the multi vitamin but have to supp with a boat load of others; dry A, D, E, K1 and K2, potassium, calcium, B12, zinc and copper are the lastest on my list. Those damn marketing *******s....
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I'll probably have to do something similar. Of course I'm already taking a boatload of separate vits (dry A, D, K1 and K2, tons of calcium, zinc, iron x2, et cetera ad nauseum) but I'll have to check to see what else is in the multi that I might need to supplement. Thanks!
I don't know if this is a common problem or not, and frankly I probably wouldn't be as worried, since the level isn't all THAT high, except for the fact that I already have problems with numbness in my feet (pre-op too) and just don't want to take the chance of making it worse.
According to this article: Vitamin B6 Toxicity
An Overview of Vitamin B6 Toxicity
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a water-soluble vitamin. Although people tend to think of water-soluble vitamins as being non-toxic, vitamin B6 can actually cause significant toxicity. Although vitamin B6 side effects may sometimes be seen even with normal doses, toxicity usually occurs with high doses.
What Are the Signs?
The classic sign of vitamin B6 toxicity is peripheral neuropathy (nerve problems in the hands and feet). This can cause unusual and unexplained sensations, such as numbness, tingling "pins and needles" feelings, *****ing, or burning. These sensations may sometimes affect the area around the mouth as well. If left untreated, the nerve damage can cause difficulty sensing vibrations and sensing the position of the limbs. As you might imagine, this can cause significant coordination problems.
The nerve problems due to vitamin B6 toxicity are often reversible once the vitamin is stopped. However, very high doses (especially if taken chronically) can cause permanent damage.
I've had numbness in my feet for many years, and no doc has been able to diagnose it properly. I've been told it was neuropathy, but when I went to a specialist for nerve tests, they were negative for that. I didn't have high B6 pre-op though, so I dunno what the deal is.
I retest in November for 2 year blood levels. I sure hope my b1 and b6 are lower.
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The multi minerals don't contain any vitamins at all though, so you need to be sure you're getting all the other vits you need separately. I do most of mine separately anyway so it's not a big deal for most of us.