I started taking Metanx a week ago. Last night, my feet woke me up with severe burning. I had to put them on cold packs. Is it normal to get worse before I get better?
I was prescribed Metanx by my endocrinologist for diabetic neuropathy of the feet. I was on it for over one year. I see my endo. and get bloodwork done every 3 months. Everytime I got bloodwork it showed my kidney functioning had gone down. By the time my endo. mentioned it my levels were quite bad. She sent me to a kidney specialist but I couldn't get an appt. for 2 and 1/2 months. During that time I started researching ALL my meds to see if any could cause such a dramatic decrease in kidney functioning. I finally found an article in JAMA about a study that showed high potency levels of vitamin B actually caused kidney damage in diabetic patients. The article even mentioned how ironic it was because it is generally prescribed to diabetic patients. I took myself off of it immediately and by the time I met with the kidney specialist my levels had improved dramatically. He had never heard of the study and assumed since vitamin B was water soluable that it would be urinated right out. Long story short, my kidney functioning levels continue to improve now that I am no longer taking Metanx. I honestly did not notice an improvement in the foot pain when taking it anyhow.
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