Numbness in legs.

Hi, I’m new to this forum. I finished chemo 6 months ago. Fec t. I am on my 12th herceptin and over the last week have developed numb legs. Has anyone else experienced this ?

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Thank you

Hi Shellby, Welcome to what I think is one of the best support forums I have found!

I finished FEC~T last June (followed by 15 Rads and now on Anastrozole) and am experiencing a recurrence of side effects plus additional ones from the hormones! It never rains but it pours!

One of the major side effects I have had since last year is the numbness/tingling/pins and needles in both my hands and legs/feet, mostly in legs and feet.

I had to laugh this week where it has been warm and sunny i like to sit outside in the back garden and read and my son had to keep telling me that there was a fly on my leg or foot because i couldnt feel it walking along on certain bits!! LOL!

My Onco told me that this side effect could go on for years! I also sometimes get this weird feeling that when i get up and start walking its like the muscles in my legs turn to jelly for a minute and you think they are going to buckle so i shake them and it goes away!

Keep smiling and take care!


Cheers, Michele x