• How long before chemo effects go away

    Asked by Momma4t on Saturday, August 18, 2018

    How long before chemo effects go away

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    • po18guy's Avatar

      Good question. Each case is different. It depends upon the treatment regimen you received, your general health, your natural healing ability, your activity level, diet and other factors. I was given two months off before being scheduled for a checkup. But, the peripheral neuropathy remained, with the hands doing better and feet not so much. Traces of it are here 10 years later. Yet, some report that all side effects ended up resolving.

      All of this must be balanced against what would have happened without treatment. Best to bear that constantly in mind, or our attitudes can sour.

      7 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      It took a good year before I felt human again. But I did have chemo and radiation which takes a lot out of you.
      Take things day by day. Eat healthy. Nap when you need it. Learn to say NO when others ask you to do things that you are not ready to do. Take care of yourself. And remember people over things.

      7 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Two out of the 3 diagnoses I have had I received chemo for. In both of those, within a week after treatments stopped, I started feeling better. Nausea started going away, the constant shakes from the steroids stopped, some of the sores in my mouth started healing and more. The body just needs time to recuperate from all that it has endured over the treatment plan. Then again, I have some side effects that are still with me that were caused 30 years ago.

      7 months ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar

      Yes, we are all different..2 yrs ago since my chemo...still have neuropathy in my toes, and have " Chemo Brain" , unfortunately for me the 1.5 yrs on it was not needed, as I became resistant to it for a rare form of MPC that is currently being treated with checkpoint inhibitors Blockade immunotheraphy.

      7 months ago

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