• Neuropathy

    Asked by chaffinch on Saturday, June 1, 2013


    Neuropathy has resulted from my chemotherapy. My last chemo was 3-28-13. I am wondering if my neuropathy will heal or will I have neuropathy forever? I had 4 cycles of taxotere/gemzar.

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    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I had CMF chemo for breast cancer. I finished on 8/17/12 and still have bouts of neuropathy in my arms and hands, where they burn and tingle. I dont get too much numbness anymore. It has gotten better but it's not totally gone.

      over 4 years ago
    • chaffinch's Avatar

      Thanks for sharing that info with me. Have you tried acupuncture or physical therapy or other treatments?

      over 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I had taxotere/carboplatin/Herceptin for b/c--6 cycles and finished 1/21--yet I still have neuropathy every day in my feet & toes and sometimes in my fingers. I tried gabapentin, but even taking 1200mg didn't help much and actually made me feel goofy (stranger than usual). If acupuncture works for you, please share that info w/the rest of us sufferers!

      over 4 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I finished chemo 3/17/2011 and still have some neuropathy in my feet although it has gradually improved.

      over 4 years ago
    • Joachima's Avatar

      I had some neuropathy following 6 cycles of Taxotere and Gemzar as well. I finished chemo in April 2012 and healed in about 10 months after. Every now & then I feel some sensation in my hands, but honestly, hardly at all compared to several months earlier.

      over 4 years ago
    • Joachima's Avatar

      Oh, I had no treatment at all for the neuropathy - it just subsided on its own (and lots of prayer).

      over 4 years ago
    • WendyLew's Avatar

      I asked my doctor if the neuropathy in my feet is permanent - he told me it will go away... I finished my 6 cycles on 4/25/13

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I completed Taxol/Carboplatin on 1/10/13. It's slowly getting better. My left hand is almost completely back to normal. Left foot, usually not too bad. Right side is a different story, but I'll keep taking my gabepentin (I really know if I miss a dose of that!) and hope for the best. I'm hoping the fact that one hand and foot are better means that everything will eventually improve.

      over 4 years ago

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