Has anyone heard of taking Claritin for neuropathy?

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tracybdppc
tracybdppc Member Posts: 9
edited March 2014 in Ovarian Cancer #1
My Mom is struggling with very painful neuropathy. Today her doctors told her to take Claritin. Has anyone used Claritin to help with neuropathy and if so was it successful? How were you told to take it? Does anyone have any other suggestions that can help ease the pain of neuropathy?

Thanks so much ladies. It is so comforting to know I can come here and ask "the experts" that have lived through this.

God Bless!

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  • Barbara53
    Barbara53 Member Posts: 652
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    better medications
    Do you mean that's all she's taking for neuropathy? My mother takes Lyrica and Neurontin, and she finished chemo last summer. She's tried reducing both, and the pain and numbness in her fingertips comes back pretty bad. But as long as she takes both meds, her neuropathy symptoms are minor. If all your mother is getting is claritin, she needs better medications.

    Good luck!
  • Karen9182
    Karen9182 Member Posts: 60
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    Barbara53 said:

    better medications
    Do you mean that's all she's taking for neuropathy? My mother takes Lyrica and Neurontin, and she finished chemo last summer. She's tried reducing both, and the pain and numbness in her fingertips comes back pretty bad. But as long as she takes both meds, her neuropathy symptoms are minor. If all your mother is getting is claritin, she needs better medications.

    Good luck!

    I took claritin
    I had neuropathy and took claritin. It seemedmto help some. Two or three weeks after my chemo ended the neuropathy started to fade. Perhaps if the neuropathy has been an ongoing issue for weeks after stopping her chemo than perhaps it may be time to discuss stronger meeds. I hear good things about Lyrica. My father-in-law was on it for neuropathy of the triennial nerve I his face and it seemed to help. Hop relief is found!
    Karen