I just wanted to let anyone know that has developed neuropathy due to chemo in their toes and / or fingers, that I was able to get rid of mine by having acupuncture treatments. It took about 6 treatments, but it was so worth it. Acupuncture has also helped me get my energy levels back up now that I am finished with my chemo.
Acupuncture has also helped my torn shoulder ligament spiking pain. Who knew! Please everyone, do yourself a HUGE favor, and look into alternative treatments. I know it’s difficult to do because most are “cash pay” and I know I’m forever broke, but sometimes I weigh the benefits of acupuncture v. say movies and eating out, and I go for the acupuncture then get a free movie at the library and make my own pizza or?. Just saying.
If you are looking for lower cost Acupuncture, I would like recommend that you check Groupon in order to take advantage of a reduced cost. I used Groupon recently to get introduced to Acupuncture and found several offers for providers who will do a lower introductory rate and it can be sorted by city or area. After you find a deal, you can check the providers ratings on Groupon or Google. I used a Groupon recently and received excellent results and care. Good luck with your treatment.
Glad I found this. I have neuropathy in my legs. Not so much pain as weakness. Sometimes I have to use a cane so as not to fall. Also suffering from fatigue 18 months after chemo. So acupuncture helps? Also someone mentioned B vitamin supplement. Any suggestions are appreciated.
When I was experiencing neuropathy in both my hands and feet. There were times I found it difficult to put on shoes and walk because of the severe pain in my feet. But I kept pushing through it. My nurses suggested increasing my Vitamin B6 to 200 mg per day. In addition, I found a topical cream that I rubbed on my feet every day. It’s called Topricin. I ordered it from Amazon. It helped me so much. I’m so thankful that after implementing the increase in Vitamin B6 along with rubbing the Topricin on, my pain subsided within a week or so. Praying that you find some relief soon!
I had a chemo. buddy who was doing her second time around with cancer. Her Onc. reccomended B6 and Glutomine for neuropathy that she used during her treatments. One should ask their team about what to use as some have their own ideas of what may work. I know someone else who needed a prescription med. for hers (can’t remember the name of it right now).