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Tirdness, dry skin, pins and needles in soles of feet also

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Tirdness, dry skin, pins and needles in soles of feet also burning feet at night, short term memory loss are my symtoms. Should I seek mecication. Please help Colin
81 but still active and fit.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Yes yu should Colin

I would look into B12 deficiency

that can cause all of this

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hello Dr. Phil,
Well, I have tried combined vitamin B suplement pills but since I have a very good balanced diet they did not seem to make any difference. I have reduced nearly all medications to 5mg of Remipril but only when sysytolic BP approaches 150. My skin is dry and flaky and I am awakened neary every morning with burning feet and ichy feet together with a slight headache. My house doctor is clueless about all this and does not offer any treatment but just points to my DoB. However it still bothers me nevertheless. Thanks for your advice,
Regards, Colin.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

if you have pernicious anemia, no amount of oral B12 will be enough because it isn't being absorbed

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