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    sunne asked a questionBreast Cancer

    missing someone

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    • Bug's Avatar

      It occurred to me recently as well that she hasn't posted in a while. I hope all is well.

      over 3 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      I miss her posts as well. Clear, clean, to the point and factual. We need her voice here just as we need all the hugs and kisses posts.

      over 3 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I have been concerned why she dropped out of sight. I hope she is OK. @nancyjac

      over 3 years ago
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    sunne asked a questionBreast Cancer

    still suffering tremendous joint pain, and numb & tingeling feet, 4 months after chemo & radiation, would like to hear from others .

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    • debco148's Avatar

      I finished chemo in July and still had isses as well. I say had because what I'm doing seems to be working! Initially, my onc prescribed gabapentin as well, but I stopped it, because it made me feel too drowsy.. I am overly sensitive to medications anyway. It does help others very well. Also, it helps get rid of hot flashes, so ask about it for you. She also told me to take 200mg of B6 daily (not B12).. that has helped a lot. I also think a warm pool or other physical therapy will help with the pain. Warm epsom salt baths (they have them scented now with lavendar and green tea) Also, I find keeping the joints moving and then a good stretching sessions after is very helpful. With arthritis, the more you are idle the worse it gets.. even a slow walk every day 20 mins and then stretch every day, you will notice a big difference. Also, I take magnesium each day to help relax the muscles.. some of the pain you feel may be spasms, they can be nasty. Try talking with a good nutritionist as well or a chiropractor who understands these things. Many chiropractors are trained in nutrition and are extremely helpful for this type of thing. Mine has helped me a lot. Caution against herbal cures, so only use supplements etc that are whole food and someone is guiding you, don't self prescirbe. Hope we helped you! Better days ahead!

      about 4 years ago
    • JointHealth's Avatar

      Exercise is essential for natural joint pain relief. You might think that moving a joint will only make the problem worse. However, using the right exercise options, it will actually provide short and long term natural joint pain relief. Joint pain often is a combination of pain from the bones, tendons, and muscles. For example, with osteoarthritis, natural lubrication between bones is no longer working. Bones grind. Nevertheless, many times pain is coming from surrounding muscles due to the breakdown in the joint. Building the muscles will provide natural joint pain relief.

      Warm water is your best friend when it comes to natural joint pain relief. Warm water helps in several ways. The warm water soothes the muscles around effected joints. It relaxes the stiff muscles. By alleviating the stiff muscles around affected joints, the pain levels will diminish. Many use this form of natural joint pain relief as an exercise option. Many gyms and rehabilitation have warm water pools that are great for hydrotherapy and exercise. It is something to consider for natural joint pain relief.

      almost 4 years ago
    • DaveWaz's Avatar

      Thank you for all the valuable input you have given each other.

      Conversation around this topic inspired a blog article on our site that you may find helpful.

      Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy - What, Why, and How

      This article might help you and others gain insights on what is happening; it also points to related questions about neuropathy on the site.


      about 3 years ago