Re: Neuropathy caused by chemotherapy
I saw your question on chemo and neuropathy. Iíve had neuropathy since 96. For the first six years ago it was only numbness through my body, but for the last two years Iíve had numbness and pain. The causes can be found in the different chemo drugs used. Chemo destroys the nerve endings, a side effect of the drugs, If chemo cures the cancer, then what do you say. Now, how will you deal with the side effects? Neurotin, at about 3200 mg seems to be the best for the pain. There are a variety of pain pills out there. What will work for you, no one can say. The drugs will try to convince the brain that you are not in any pain. Finding the one that works, if you can find one, could be a very frustrating ordeal. I would also suggest an antidepressant since constant pain really works on you. Keep your immune system at 100% through a vitamin regiment since the pain will try and bring the body down.
Will the neuropathy go away, youíll have to discuss that with your doctor. Talk to your neurologist ASAP. Good luck.