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      omaalyce

      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.

      2 months ago
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      TerriL

      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.

      2 months ago
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      Angelaine

      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.

      2 months ago
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    Other Care (Bald!): Got my head shaved this morning. I feel free.

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      Good for you! It does feel good to have some control during this journey. Take care.

      7 months ago
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      Good for you, Morwen. Hang in there.

      7 months ago
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      It does give you some control to shave or burr it (my choice). I've lost my hair 3 times in 13 years so I've made a scarf to match each outfit. Another choice.

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    Hair has almost completely fallen out in the last two days. So I chopped it off last night. Freedom!

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      Good for you. That is exactly what I did. It does give you freedom and a sense of control. Take care.

      7 months ago