Relief for Burning Leg?

If it's on your mind and it has to do with multiple sclerosis in any way, post it here.

Relief fo Burning Leg

Postby Aud88 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:22 am

Hi. I was so relieved to see others who have found relief from this leg burning problem. I too can't determine whether or not it is hot or cold, but it is like electric static shock pain up and down my legs and feet. It ususlly only occurs when I am tired or if I did a lot of walking (although, it does not happen all the time). Recently, it is happening when I am resting and makes ir very difficult to sleep. Typically, unlike most MSers, I crave the sun and warmth. It makes me feel alive and better. The cold is very hard on me. Now extreme heat, is a nother story, but warm sun, I can take all day. Anyway, I saw the suggestion to take B-comples 3x a day for 3 days and then once. I was so excited, that I rushed out and bought a Balanced B-100 Complex and some Magnesium. I already take D3-2000IU and B-12 250mcg/daily. I also take whole fruit and veggie supplements. I am consurned about the levels that are safe for the B complex? I can't get a definite online. According to some sorces even the levels in this B-Complex are too high once a day, let alone 3. I really want to try this, but just checking to see what the actual Quantities are that you are recommending, as all brands etc. are different, and the plain B Complex had much less mg's than the one I ended up buying. Basically, with this one it has 100mg's of everything (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6 and Patothenic Acid, and then 400mcg's of Folic Acid and 100mcg's of B12 and Biotin.

On a side note, I have been under a great deal of stress and drink a bit of coffee. I also have Hypothyrodism and take a small dose of synthroid and Acid Reflux which I take Protonix for. Not sure what these meds do to the vitamin process.

any suggesstions would be awesome, as this leg problem is not only bothersome, but scary.
User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:00 pm


Postby jimmylegs » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:49 am

hi there :) glad you are excited about this topic!

b100 3x/day is fine if you're going on the assumption that you need a boost just to get up to the same levels as average joe healthy person.

personally i think a week is very conservative.

could you clarify your concerns regarding taking one of your b100 complex pills each day over the longer term? the only one that stands out for me is B6. but you don't have to take B100 once a day for the rest of your life, either. just see if it helps you out!

the only time i have had a problem with b-complex is when i got one with 1000 mcg folic instead of 400. my levels went sky high and i developed a 'phantom itch' which drove me crazy until i discovered and eliminated the culprit.

also we've had an update on best forms of magnesium thanks to shye - magnesium glycinate ('albion process chelated') seems to be the form of choice at this stage - more absorbable, fewer GI side effects.

i recently ran across some other mention of burning sensations and deficiency which was new to me and not related directly to d3 or magnesium or b-complex.. it didn't stick so will have to go back and review to see if i can rediscover it. will keep you posted when/if i turn something up.

you may find some benefit to the thyroid with a good b complex program.. acid reflux meds bug me A LOT (my doc gave me some nexium samples but i can't do it, i tried but it just seems wrong to me). IMHO there is nothing wrong with the stomach acid, the problem is with the faulty sphincter. to me the focus should be on sphincter function.

here's a bit of reading on those meds:
From the book: Herb, nutrient and drug interactions: clnical implications and therapeutic strategies

Gastric Acid-Suppressive Medications

Cimetidine and Related Histamine (H2) Receptor Antagonists
Omeprazole and Related Proton Pump Inhibitors
Evidence: Omeprazole (Losec, Prilosec)
Similar properties but evidence lacking for extrapolation: Esomeprazole (Nexium), Iansoprazole (Prevacid, Zoton), pantoprazole (Protium, Protonix, Somac)...

Interaction Type and Significance
Probability: Probable or Possible.
Evidence base: Emerging and Mixed.

Cimetidine may significantly decrease net calcium absorption and transport across the intestinal lumen to the mucosa..

to read about all the various studies, search google books for this book and view page 483.


Volunteer Moderator
Posts: 9491
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:00 pm

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:12 am

i found what i was looking for - it was posted in feb 2010 and WAS related to magnesium after all, and specifically to burning pain whereas previously i had associated mag more specifically with muscle spasticity.

...Ann Pharmacother. 2002 Feb;36(2):255-60.
High-dose oral magnesium treatment of chronic, intractable erythromelalgia.
Cohen JS.

click to read abstract
Volunteer Moderator
Posts: 9491
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:00 pm

Postby tara97 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:07 pm

I have had pain where it feels like a hot knife fileting open the backs of my legs. I took a bunch of percocets and it did nothing but gave me a hangover so for the hangover I took excedrin migrain and this took that horrible pain the put me in tears, away. I now take it for any of the knifelike pains
User avatar
Family Elder
Posts: 161
Joined: Sun May 24, 2009 2:00 pm
Location: Henderson


Return to General Discussion


  • Related topics
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Contact us | Terms of Service