• Peripheral Neuropathy of Hands

    Asked by AJFL62 on Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Peripheral Neuropathy of Hands

    Anyone else have this issue? I take Gabapentin, 300mg, 3 each time, so 2700mg. total....nothing much is helping. Even do the hand exercises and have two spongy balls to use to help and some other hand exercises, to no avail.

    Anyone else have this issue and what do you do?

    Did your Onco prescribe anything other than Gabapentin for your neuropathy??

    Thanks for any help if you can....

    36 Answers from the Community

    36 answers
    • victoria14's Avatar
      victoria14

      One more note from victoria14 over here in Japan. My gyn-oncologist AND my oncology-pharmacist both went over every possible side effects very carefully with me; trying to write as much in English as possible, so that I would understand it. However, I was so determined to
      do whatever it took to get rid of cancer cells that nothing they told me phased me then. It is hopeful for me too to read all these notes and see that sometimes it takes not months, but years
      for this to get better. . . For those of us still suffering, let's keep up HOPE!
      Oh, and from the women who wrote about Metanx, what do you mean by "REBUILDER"?

      over 6 years ago
    • Grammyma's Avatar
      Grammyma

      I've been reading all the replies and find that some of you have had neuropathy in your hands. I already have it in my feet, and my fingertips feel at times like they're burning. Is this how it starts in the hands? I already have benign essential tremors in my hands and instead of actually writing, I sort of draw the letters.

      over 6 years ago
    • DebbieI's Avatar
      DebbieI

      I have it in my feet and was taking gabapentin 600 mg three times a day. My husband is diabetic and has it in his hands. He takes alpha lipoic acid and Curamin and that helps him. I am slowly switching over to the supplements versus the gabapentin. And my Onocologist told me beforehand of the possibility of neuropathy. My husband's neurologist is the one to recommend the Lipoic Acid which we find at health food store.

      over 6 years ago

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