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recently i have been getting numb feeling in my feet and tingling

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recently i have been getting numb feeling in my feet and tingling i have given up alchol thought this may be causing it
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am glad you have given up alcohol.

Dr. David :

heavy drinking can cause loss of B12 and loss of folate levels which can cause numbness and tingling in your feet.

Dr. David :

that is why they often give IV fluids with vitamins in them for patients in the hospital with a history of heavy alcohol use.

Dr. David :

you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

Dr. David :

but until then, you need to at least take a multivitamin every day.

Dr. David :

hello?

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by givin up drinking will the symptons subside

Dr. David :

you have to see your doctor first about it.

Dr. David :

and be checked for things like diabetes

Dr. David :

which can cause numbness and tingling in your feet.

Dr. David :

also you need to be checked for low B12 and low folate levels

Dr. David :

which can be supplemented with vitamins.

Dr. David :

but you have to be off of the alcohol

Dr. David :

are you willing to see a doctor and a GP for testing.

Dr. David :

to check for diabetes?

Dr. David :

hello?

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do you have other questions?