• How long does neuropathy last?

    Asked by MerryMaid on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    How long does neuropathy last?

    My hands and feet have been tingling for a few weeks, I've seen some people talk about having it last for years. What has been your experience?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • cllinda's Avatar

      It can be temporary or permanent. There's no real answer on how long it will last or even if you get it. I had tons of side effects but did not get neuropathy.

      5 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I still have some tingling in my feet periodically, and my chemo was 32 years ago.

      5 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      Some people find that neuropathy get worse for a few months after treatment ends and then begins to improve. That was what I experienced.

      Every patient is different. Some patient's neuropathy becomes permanent while other just have tingles occasionally.

      If it is bothersome, a neurologist may be able to prescribe something to help. Best wishes.

      5 months ago
    • subie's Avatar

      I have had it since my treatment since 2008. I can’t feel the right side of my right foot. It has been very painful for me. It’s hard for me to walk up any incline but if I am carrying any weight I can’t make it up a stair.

      5 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I'm 6 yrs out from the end of treatment and still have neuropathy. I can't feel my feet. I kinda miss my feet...

      5 months ago
    • Saw4750's Avatar

      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.

      5 months ago
    • Saw4750's Avatar

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

      5 months ago
    • 2yearsncountn's Avatar

      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!

      5 months ago

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