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Keto diet triggered pins & needles, numbness in calves & feet

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    Juliah Bornick
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    Hi Keith,
    I’m new to the forum and looking for relief for potential uric acid flareups after being on the Keto diet for a week per Dr. Eric Berg’s protocol. I am trying to get off Keto and onto a more Mediterranean eating plan, however every time I eat, I am getting flareups.

    I will contact my doctor on Monday for a blood test to confirm my suspicion of high uric acid. In the meantime, I’ve been trying “hacks” of pickle juice, sauerkraut, cherry juice, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and potassium citrate supplements to try and keep the pins and needles/numbness from my calves and feet. I’ve also got cold spots in my fingertips, and some numbness in the left arm and shoulder.

    When I eat, I feel immediate flushing into my left calf and foot, especially.
    To complicate things, I developed gastritis after using the Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon juice, which Dr. Berg recommends to keep the uric acid crystals under control.
    I suspect I’ve had fairly high uric acid levels that have been undetected for many years, suffering from fibromyalgia symptoms on an off since my early 20’s (now 53).

    I appreciate all of the information you have compiled and will be back in touch when I have blood test results from my doctor. If you have any suggestions in the meantime, I’d appreciate them. I don’t want to overdo the hacks, and I’m also feeling desperate from the pain!
    Gratefully,
    Juliah


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    nobody
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    Hi!

    Your symptoms do not sound like typical gout symptoms to me but your test results will be an important clue.

    Suggestions in the meantime:
    -take something for the pain
    -drink lots of water
    -eat something nutritious and soothing to your stomach (in other words don’t wreck your health with dubious diets)

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    Juliah Bornick
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    Hi!

    I appreciate your insights. Yes, lesson learned the hard way on this one… 🙁

    Blessings to you for everything you’re doing to share your knowledge and help people!

    Juliah

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    Juliah Bornick
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    Hello again,

    My Uric acid results came back as 4.1, so you’re right that wasn’t the issue. Turns out I was very high in Vitamin B12 (1397 pg/mL. normal range – 213 – 816 pg/mL) and possibly B6. I have stopped all supplements and I’m waiting for the B6 results.

    Fortunately the symptoms have begun to subside already.

    Thanks again for your insights. I pray everyone on this site who is dealing with high uric acid/gout issues receives their complete healing in the name of Jesus.

    Blessings,
    Juliah

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