• Received HYPER-CVAD plus Rituxan, experiencing long term side effects, peripheral neuropathy and short term memory.

    Asked by Linda754 on Sunday, October 28, 2012

    Received HYPER-CVAD plus Rituxan, experiencing long term side effects, peripheral neuropathy and short term memory.

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    • Harry's Avatar
      Harry

      You should be seeing your doctor about this. Peripheral neuropathy is one of the side effects of HYPER-CVAD. There are drugs that may help. I don't know if anything can be done about that short-term memory problem, but you doctor may be able to help with that, too.

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      The short term memory problems are referred to as "chemo brain". For some this gets better. My short terms memory has improved significantly over the past few months. I finished chemo in February. I also suffer from Neuropathy. This unfortunately hasn't improved but my Dr assures me it will. In the meantime, I take Gabapentin and this controls the symptoms pretty well. Good Luck To You!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      Sadlly some of the neuropathy is permanent for me... and my short term memory will occasionally leave for a hour. When these things happen, after my 'oh dang it'.... I again thank God that I am here with my husband and family, that I can smell the flower, if I cant remember it's name. My feet are numb, I keep them warm, and in return, hubby holds me tightly and we dance. I've danced at a grandson's wedding last August and will again next year.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      I've been cancer free now approaching five years from end of Chemo and 7 from diagnosis.... I was Stage IV Ovarian.

      almost 5 years ago

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