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post chemo neropathy how long does this last?

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katabo
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has anyone experianced this and how long b-4 it stops and what's the best treatment? physical therapy? nerontin? time?

vjc5199
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what is it!!??!! i recently had my unexpected last chemo. is it something i should watch for? Vicki

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katabo
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it's pain down my legs and arms feels like it's in the bones. it started three weeks after ending (a/c chemo 4 cycles)
your last chemo ? do you have radiation now ?

24242
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Joined: Mar 2001

neropathy can be really many places in my case it affected the mastectomied chest and shoulder down arm even across over into chest down to sternum.
Sometimes the bone aches can be due to the chemo itself I found.
Tara

cthip
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Joined: Jul 2001

Are talking about numbness or tingling in your fingers from Taxol or Taxotere? I was on Taxotere and could only take 6 weekly(was suppose to have 12 weekly) treatments and got so much pain in my fingers that I had to stop treatment.It took about a month and I got back the full use of my fingers and no more pain.

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katabo
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no i had just a/c no taxol or anything
it's mostly pain at nite in my arms and legs
i've decided to not take anymore meds for it it just masks the condition. i've gotten responces that it will go away on it's own with exercise and time

jmears
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I had/have neropathy that was very bad for about 6 months after the chemo was done. I did go to a neourolgist but I did not get any treatment just a diagnosis. I took ibuprofen, massages and hot baths. I had a lot of pain mostly on the left side from my neck to my toes. I had surgery on the right side ... I took the chemo on the left side ... I wonder if that had something to do with it. Well now my feet bother me some ... mostly the left ... but I'm pretty much pain free ... some tingling and numness but hardly noticable. Good Luck. Jamie

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