• Nerve pain

    Asked by Morwen on Monday, December 9, 2019

    Nerve pain

    I've finished chemo. Nobody told me about the nerve pain that follows. Can anyone tell me how long I have to deal?

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Are you referring to neuropathy? Pain in hands & feet? If so, that is a hard one to answer. Some people recover w/in a couple months. I still have it 7 years out. Regardless if you mean neuropathy or other nerve pain, I'd suggest discussing it w/your oncology team. I take Gabapentin, which helps w/the neuropathy.

      about 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Gabapentin is the old standby medicine for that, but there are other choices too. If you haven't brought this up with the doctors that's where to start. They see it all the time and will be able to have some answers for you. We hope they get it under control for you.

      about 1 year ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar

      My nerve pain started during treatment, and I still have it 6 years later. I tried all sorts of medicine, but Amitriptyline works the best for me. I also use medical marijuana cream. Don't hesitate to talk to your doctor about it. Take care.

      about 1 year ago
    • MLT's Avatar

      You can also be referred for physical therapy. I was given exercises to do at home. Mine gets worse when I have been on my feet alot. Wishing you the best.

      about 1 year ago
    • omaalyce's Avatar

      I finished treatment in July 2017 and am on maintenance now. I have neuropathy in my hands and feet as well as radiation scar tissue in my breast tissue, I had a lumpectomy. Most of my cancer was in my axilla and I am still dealing with nerve pain there. I have Gabapentin but it doesn't give me much relief. I am on 1:1 THC/CBD oil that my doctor prescribed, that and the marijuana cream are helping. But as I always say, what works for one may not work for another and all our bodies react differently to all of this. I hope you can find relief and find what works for you.

      about 1 year ago
    • TerriL's Avatar

      I finished treatment in June. I have continuing neuropathy in my feet and am on Gabapentin. I hope your doctor will work with you to find a treatment that helps. Best of luck.

      about 1 year ago
    • Angelaine's Avatar

      I had spinal neuropathy before I began treatment, but when receiving the treatment it began to get worse. I have been 6 years since my last chemo treatment, and I still am affected by neuropathy. I take Gabapentin and I do get relief. I would definitely talk with my medical team before beginning Gabapentin for side effects. I find times the pain eases just a bit and then it strikes again. I have it in my hands and feet and nerves in legs. Be vocal, and specific so your doctor can give you the best treatment plan for you. Hope you get a good answer.

      about 1 year ago

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