neuropathy hand

omnedon Member Posts: 10
edited January 2015 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

Almost 18 months post treatment I had both Chemo and radiation, The neuropathy in my right hand has not gotten any better fingertips hurt very badly outside in the cold. I was just wondering if there is any medication that can be given. It has also gotten very hard to button shirts or in my case splice cable back together I work for a phone company


  • Bunnymom
    Bunnymom Member Posts: 212 Member
    I was prescribed

    I was prescribed Nortriptyline and Gabapentin for nerve pain. I'm just starting it. You might want to inquire about this with your doctor. 

    Best wishes for feeling better

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Sorry to hear this.......

    I'm sorry to hear you have to go through this. I have no clue on nerve in the fingers. I had to take 800mg of motron for pinched nerves then went to Nocro when it got worse.

    This is off track, but if it partily due to cold weather. If you drink one tablespoon a day of Raw Apple Cider Viniger unpasteurizedit will help blood circulation. Braggs makes it and most health food stores cary it. The only side effect is it will lower blood pressure some, and if you breath through your nose right after swallowing it, it will take your breath away so breath through your mouth for the next few breathes. My lower legs and feet got very cold in the wenter and now they don't. Might help your fingers.  Best of luck, nerve pain is awful.


  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    have you talked to your

    have you talked to your docs?  i sure hope this gets better for you and you can continue working at your job.  it makes me so sad what people have to give up to beat cancer.  i will be praying for you.

    God bless you,


  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103

    I have been taking gabapentin for nerve pain.  I forgot to take my medicine with me this weekend when we went to Southern Ca.  By Sunday night I realized that it helped for more than the pain in my face.  I had a port put in in December and boy did my arm ache.  I took my medicine as soon as I got home this afternoon.  Also, compression glove with copper might help.

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member



    I take Lyrica for never pain, but watch not to take too much. All my never problems are on the left side of my face effecting my speech and my tongue to where I can no longer swallow. I have also used the Gabapentin as well a few years ago but back to using just the Lyrica now.