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Does low thyroid cause numbness in various areas and vertical double vision?

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Does a low thyroid an d very low vit d cause numbness in various areas and vertical double vision? I've experienced many new curious sx this year (I'm 52)' and the only thing showing is vit d level of 10 and high tSH. Numbness has traveled, sometimes nose, arm, feet, groin, and marked right facial dental like anesthesia. Non contrast mri/ MRA within normal limits according to md. I'm type II diabetic, diet controlled with a hba1c of 6.0.
Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Om Lakhani 37 hours later

What you are experince is known as Neuropathy. Neuropathy can be associated with both thyroid dysfunction as well as Diabetes. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated sometime. 6th Cranial nerve or Abducens nerve can be involved in Diabetes which can cause double vision.

We can treat this neuropathy with

1. Vitamin B12 replacement- Oral or Intramuscular injections plus
2. Pregabalin 75 mg twice a day

You can ask your local doctor to prescribe you these medications

With warm regards
Dr. Om Lakhani.
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Follow-up: Does low thyroid cause numbness in various areas and vertical double vision? 46 minutes later
Thank you doctor. My bit b12 level is 894, which I thought was quite robust. I'll continue discussions with my primary doc at next diabetes check up. Thank you again.
Answered by Dr. Om Lakhani 15 minutes later

Your B12 is fine so no issues. However, I would advice treating for diabetic neuropathy.

Glad to help.

Dr. Om Lakhani
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