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    MerryMaid asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Have any of you used CBD oil to pain? Does it work?

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      GregP_WN

      I had a friend/customer suggest I try it, he gave me a small vile of it and I tried it once. I couldn't tell that I had taken anything. But, my body is a little strange, I have a high resistance to most things that I take.

      3 days ago
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      Bengal

      I've tried CBS oil for osteoarthritis pain and anxiety. I couldn't see that it did much of anything. I know other people who swear by it.

      3 days ago
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      Skyemberr

      CBD oil can be used for light pain and relaxation. It is very good for people with epilepsy in controlling some kind of seizures.

      My palliative care doctors had me read a long book about all of the various forms of marijuana and what they do. It is called Stoned. It was a good and informative book! You can find it on Amazon if you are curious. I like it because it was written by a doctor trying to help his patients it and he does a lot of research.

      I am not taking anything now, but if I had to choose something for pain and to eat I would probably use an edible that has precise dosing info on it. It's possible to get a few different strengths and flavors that are packages precisely, plus has the added benefit of not giving my kids the wrong idea about medication. The only reason I'm not taking it right now is because I have a brain met and I'm afraid I might accidentally mask a symptom my doctor needs to know about now.

      2 days ago
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    MerryMaid asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    ringing and buzzing noise in your ears

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      meyati

      I think that I hear you. My hearing isn't that great-according to hearing tests-but hearing aids magnify the tinnitus. I tell my ENT- why spend thousands so the buzzing is louder.

      10 days ago
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      bsbard22

      My husband has loud ringing in his ears since finishing Cisplatin chemo treatments for his tongue cancer. His oncologist says hopefully it will lessen over time.

      9 days ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I have had it for a long, long time. I can't remember if I had it before chemo or not, but definitely since. I generally tune it out but like now, because we are talking about it, I hear it loud and clear. I usually tell people it keeps me company because it is constant and loud. I am sure it makes my hearing worse - people have to compete with the ringing in my ears.

      You might be able to get some anti-anxiety meds. It won't help with the tinnitus, but it might help calm your nerves enough to deal with it and be able to sleep.

      7 days ago
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    MerryMaid asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    When you're watching a show on TV and the subject turns to cancer, does it give you a flashback of sorts to your diagnosis?

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      GregP_WN

      I don't have flashbacks, but I will say I watch to see how they are portraying the patients. I know it's just TV, but sometimes they don't take a lot of care in being true to how things actually would be. But if I'm walking down the hall in a hospital or doctor's office and get a big sniff of heparin, I flashback to sitting in the chair getting ready to have treatment.

      3 months ago
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      Richardc

      Most of the time I don’t have flashbacks. But, the show New Amsterdam hit home. From the feeding tube to the Drs long walk down the hallway. In my post treatment therapy, a 50 foot walk seemed like a half mile. I didn’t see how I could make it.

      3 months ago
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      Skyemberr

      It usually doesn't bother me, but this week the story pin Chicago Med involved a person who'd gotten a kidney with a met from breast cancer in it. That one really bothered me because I just had my biopsy this week and found out that the tumor in my kidney is a met from my colorectal cancer.

      I usually just empathize with the characters a bit and am glad that the show is bringing up cancer awareness.

      3 months ago
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    MerryMaid asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    How long does neuropathy last?

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      Saw4750

      I found that getting massage therapy has helped.I have had it several months. Taking B12 and prescription Gabapentin. Not sure about prescription results yet. My nephew had it after his colon cancer chemo. Had vitamin B12 also and massages. We received them at the cancer center. His is not as bad as mine. n No idea if will go away or not as neuropathy is an unknown as depends on patient as others have said.

      3 months ago
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      Saw4750

      Hope your neuropathy ends soon. Massage them every day yourself. Always lightly and upwards. Good fortune.

      3 months ago
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      2yearsncountn

      Hi there...I have had neuropathy from Diabetes in my feet and legs for 9 yrs and then when I had my Chemo my hands were added. I take Gabapentin 400mg capsules, 4 times a day, a lot, but it works for me. Talk to your Dr about starting low and working up till you find the dosage that works for you. Beware, if you miss a day, you will be well aware!

      3 months ago