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Numbness in leg, swollen knees and ankles causing difficulty in bending, taking Phenytoin Sodium regularly. Cause?

I have been taking 300 mg of Phenytoin Sodium a day for nearly 40 years. For the last 5 or 6 years I ve been experiencing a feeling of numbness mainly in the legs but also in other parts of the body without knowing the cause. My legs, particularly around the knees and ankles, are swollen and I can t bend my knees properly. Is there any solution to this problem?
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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I would suggest you to start taking pregabalin and methylcobalamine . as taking phenytoin for long has cause deficiency of vitamin B 12. Also there is osteomalacia or softening of bone and that also caause bone pain and swelling. I would suggest you to meet neurologist and take opinion wheather you van change phenytoin to any other medicine.
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