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Neuropathy after HDR Brachytherapy and 25 dose IMRT

Lawrenzo488
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Joined: Jul 2017

I recently finished up my course of IMRT to close out the radiation therapy end of my Prostate Cancer treatment, and have started experiencing neuropathy in my feet.  I met with my Neurologist yesterday and he basically said that the radiation has effected the nerve bundle called the Lumbar Plexus. 

I've seen numerous other posts about neuropothy in other groups, and I just wanted to come online to let others know of the suggestion he has.  He prescribed a vitamin called MetaNX which is a nutrient rich "Medical food" that was designed to help nourish and promote new nerve growth for people suffering from diabetic neuropathy.  He said that this "regrowth" can offset the damage and over a period of months actually reverse the trend. 

Please take a look at the company's website for more info-  http://www.metanx.com/

 

I'm only 1 day into the treatment, but I trust my Neurologist's advice!  I wish you all well on your journeys.

 

Here is his CV-

Dean A. Le, M.D., Ph.D. graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained both his M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Dr. Le's Internship and Residency were completed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Le was a Stroke Fellow, then became an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He was also on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Stroke Specialist.

Dr. Le is a Board Certified Neurologist with clinical interests in general neurology, headaches, stroke and pain. Prior to his relocation to Southern California, Dr. Le was in solo practice in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Grinder
Posts: 437
Joined: Mar 2017

Thank you for the information. It will be a great benefit if you could keep us updated on the progress of your neuropathy symptoms. If this vitamin successfully reduces the neuropathy symptoms I would like to know.

I have slight neuropathy from Ciproflaxin, a common side effect. Every time I took it, it got a little worse, and now is on my "allergic reaction" list. It doesn't bother me, but if it ever gets worse with age I may have to deal with it.

Also, has anyone associated with the development of this drug suggested it's use to repair nerve damage after RP? 

I have to admit I am a bit skeptical, but if you can keep us posted on your success with this drug, I would greatly appreciate it.

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