• Any experience with L-Glutamine for Tingling/Neuropathy?

    Asked by mtnraindancer on Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Any experience with L-Glutamine for Tingling/Neuropathy?

    This 3rd treatment brought on strong tingling/burning in my finger tips. I have read where others started taking the glutamine powder and it helped greatly. I have read medical studies also suggesting it helps. As with everything, you have the negative studies as well which suggest cancer feeds on glutamine. Any info others have or experiece with this would be welcomed...

    2 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      @ntnraindancer,
      I can only respond as an oncology nurse who has been recommending L-glutamine for years. It is widely used overseas as well. When I first started recommending it, it was a tasteless powder but now you can buy the tablets at a Walmart. Best of luck if you want to try it. Another recommendation is Outback Pain Relief which is just 4 essential oils and available on Amazon.

      11 days ago
    • BruceB's Avatar
      BruceB

      My oncologist recommended this. I find it tastes TERRIBLE and it upsets my stomach, making me feel worse throughout the day, so much so that I stopped taking it. I felt better. The neuropathy did not get worse. Told the Dr and she was a little miffed --- basically said take it anyway; so I did. Now that they have stopped giving me Oxaliplatin because I'm moving to radiation, she said I don't have to take it any more. I'm glad.

      She also recommended vitamins B6 and B12, also to reduce neuropathy. You might ask your doc about those.

      3 days ago

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