Good morning - well it is here in France anyway, Well here I am back out of pain for a while but scared to reduce my meds just yet and would like to share some thoughts on bits I have recently heard and read.
Firsly listening to a BBC broadcast recently I heard a Dr. whose name escaped me, who was seemly quite knowledgeable about GPN, talking briefly about the subject. She mentioned that the myelin sheath of the GP would be damaged by the constriction of the nerve. I then googled myelin and found that it needed B12 to keep it healthy, so I started taking brewers yeast pills. Can't say it has helped so far but that is a short period. Today I have found an article finding that the long term taking of drugs to prevent ulcers, indigestion etc., can deplete B12 being absorbed and perhaps lead to neurological orders.
I have been taking one of these meds , Omeprazole, since April 2008 following a heart attack, to counteract the many other drugs I was then prescribed. I developed GPN just over 3 years ago, with the initial attacks being rather like a blockage in a salivary duct might feel, which is what it was thought to be initially. Needless to say, I will be trying to get French translations of this for both my cardiologist, who I am seeing on Friday, and my gp.Acid%20reflux%20drugs%20may%20lead%20to%20vitamin%20B12%20deficiency%20-%20CBS%20News.htm
Hope this may help some of us in the near future. I realise that huge numbers of you suffer a great deal more pain than I do and wish for better times for you all