• Are any of you suffering from negative side affects still from chemo?

    Asked by Cslholly68 on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Are any of you suffering from negative side affects still from chemo?

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I had my last chemo in May 2014, and I still suffer with neuropathy in my feet. I have tried all sorts of suggested medicines, but nothing totally helps. I also have chemo brain, but I think that is due as much to getting older as chemo.

      24 days ago
    • gailfitz's Avatar
      gailfitz

      Yes. I am starting to believe the body has changed forever. I try yo just go with the flow.

      24 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Chronic COPD from Methotrexate (also a cancer chemo drug) used for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
      Didn't help either-----Stuff is poison!

      24 days ago
    • Horselady46's Avatar
      Horselady46

      I have neuropathy still and my taste is off on some foods. Hair came back thinner than before and in general everything is different.

      24 days ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      6 years from the end of chemo -- I also still have neuropathy, especially in my feet. Fatigue. Chemo brain.

      24 days ago
    • gertie22's Avatar
      gertie22

      7 months out from chemo and radiation. YES, have chemo brain
      yes, alas, to neuropathy Also fatigue
      gailfitz is right-we're changed forever but we did what we had to do and it worked

      24 days ago
    • Keesee's Avatar
      Keesee

      Thank you all for sharing! I am glad to know that I am not the only one with fatigue to the point of not getting out of bed, chemo brain, taste buds off, hair came back thinner, and pain.
      I hope and pray that you will have less of the side effects or as gailfitz says "go with the flow"!

      24 days ago
    • Cslholly68's Avatar
      Cslholly68

      Thank you all for coming to my aid. First and foremost I am not alone and someone out there truly understands what am going through. To all others this is proof that the effects are long lasting and permanent. I am not crazy and positivity does not change the facts. Because I positively want to get rid of these nasty side affects but they are like an over staying ungrateful house guest that won't leave because your house is just too nice. Thank you, hugs and kisses, I stand strong at your side as long as there is a chair nearby for when I get tired 5 minutes later.

      24 days ago
    • gertie22's Avatar
      gertie22

      Csholly68-love your chair idea!
      Hang in there-it will be ok . we're here for you!

      23 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      There are some permanent effects of some chemo. I have permanent damage to my optic nerve. I am still alive and for that I am thankful

      22 days ago
    • RNSusan's Avatar
      RNSusan

      I ended chemo in November 2014 and have neuropathy in my feet. some days it is better than others, when it's cold it's worse. I still have moments of chemo brain unless it's just getting old. Having a positive attitude is a plus, hang in there!

      21 days ago
    • whatnext54's Avatar
      whatnext54

      Just not the person I used to be.

      21 days ago
    • msndrstood's Avatar
      msndrstood

      I'm still dealing with the fingernail issue. Chipping and peeling, I use liquid bandage and it helps a lot but I wish they'd get back to normal. And my hair thing... It's coming in very fine, I've always had thick coarse hair so this fine baby hair is a challenge to deal with. I'm a lot more grey than I was before, more like salt and pepper now where before I only had grey at my temples. Oh well, pick your battles as they say. I really have no complaints, these are minor bumps in the road. At least I'm here and clear!

      21 days ago

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