CSN Login
Members Online: 11


2timothy1 7's picture
2timothy1 7
Posts: 348
Joined: Jan 2012

I finished chemo at end of May this year. Neuropathy in hands and feet seemed to peak bout a month and a half after last chemo. Dr said I wouldn't know if it was permanent for a year. Just wondering how long it lasted for others?

Glad to be done's picture
Glad to be done
Posts: 568
Joined: Jul 2012

Hi Shawna ~

I finished chemo the end of June and had neuopathy in my feet starting after the 3rd treatment I noticed it coming on. Mostly my left foot. There were nights when my feet felt like they were going to fall off especially if I walked alot during that day... Mostly there was a numb feeling just in my toes. It seems to be getting better but very slowly... My doc recommended L-Glutemine vitamins back during treatment to relieve it and help it to go away. They really didnt do much for me. From what I read it is a very slooooow process of that healing and could take a year. My doctor said a while back if it contines to bother me she would refer me to a neuroligist. Honestly the thought of seeing another doctor right now does not amuse me...lol. I am still basking in the "no doctor appoint glory" right now.

I have noticed the last week or so it is getting better. My right foot feels normal and my left only feels funny when i crunch up my toes...

abrub's picture
Posts: 1611
Joined: Mar 2010

I was advised to take glutamine. I was also directed to use Alpha Lipoic Acid, 600 mg twice a day. I found that to be quite helpful (and I didn't start until over a year post-chemo). Side note: my chemo was Folfox + Avastin - a colorectal mix. My tumor that encompassed my ovary was of appendiceal origin; I didn't have ovarian cancer. (I'm lurking here because I've learned of a few on this board who've been through what I've been through, and are using the ovarian board as a jumping off place, as that was the original diagnosis given. Feel free to read my profile.)


2timothy1 7's picture
2timothy1 7
Posts: 348
Joined: Jan 2012

Thanks for your replies!

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2016 © Cancer Survivors Network