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    Neuropathy. Is there anything I can do or take to help this condition?

    Asked by AUS on Saturday, July 11, 2020

    Neuropathy. Is there anything I can do or take to help this condition?

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      po18guy

      Time, exercise and luck. My hands and feet had neuropathy from Vincristine. My hands slowly got better. The feet, not so much. My impression is that the more you use/exercise the affected limbs the more recovery you "might" experience. Sadly, there are no guarantees. I ride bicycle and motorcycle and the constant use of my hands probably helped. Any exercise, whether it be gardening, exercise machine or any other which involves your hands and hand strength is likely to help.

      24 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Gabapentin is the usually prescribed medicine. It works for some and others it does not.

      23 days ago
    • MiriamMarino's Avatar
      MiriamMarino

      You might think it an unusual remedy, but I put some Vicks VapoRub ointment on the soles of my feet at night (the one with Lavender essential oil) and it works for me. Apparently, the analgesic numbs and sends a message to my brain, which then makes me not feel the tingling in my feet while I go to sleep. Try it. What can it hurt? Of course, it's a temporary solution for me. Just for sleep.

      22 days ago
    • Polly24's Avatar
      Polly24

      My oncology nurse suggested lipoic acid, it did not work for me but it might help you, couldn't hurt. Hopefully you find something to relieve your pain. I am 5 yrs post chemo & still struggle w/neuropathy in my feet & lower legs. Sending good vibes your way

      8 days ago

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