Thanks for the posts . I fact it got a bit better just before chemo 4 and I'm only slightly getting it a week after chemo 4. It's a tingling in my palm of my right hand which is there a lot of the time, but I was getting a completely numb hand followed by very painful pins and needles for about half an hour at a time, tried to see the gp but couldn't get an appointment until the day before the next chemo and the hospital said they get a doct,or there to see me, in fact they didn't but because it had got better I didn't make a fuss.
But that's very interesting about eating greens and bananas. I eat quite a lot of greens, but probably not enough and I hardly ever eat bananas so I'll give it a go..
Happy new year
I had peripheral neuropathy when on TAX and this took several months to ease off, however what you describe sounds different. Is this the arm you are getting chemo into? If so, are you experiencing some cording of the veins (a tightening of the arm and lack of ability to straighten)? If so, this pain you are having may be connected.
To be on the safe side, I would also speak to my GP if it were me, just to rule out anything else. I am sure, though, it will all resolve once you have finished your chemo. All the best for the rest of your treatment. J.
Does it affect all your fingers or just the thumb, first two fingers and half the ring finger? If the latter, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome.
i've also been getting something like that, on FEC, and my BCN said it could be electrolyte imbalance. she suggested eating more bananas and green veg like broccoli, which i've done and it has lessened a bit but not disappeared. maybe try that?
I'm half way through the six sessions of chemo and having severe pins and needles in my right hand and arm. I did phone the chemo unit yesterday and she said that it was a normal side effect. But it's getting worse I think. It's there pretty much constantly in my right arm but at night I get one really severe attack every night that really really hurts! Shooting pains down my hand and into my arm. and it takes ages to go back to normal and then just leaves a residual pins and needels.
I've looked on here and it sounds like peripheral neuropathy, but this seems to affect people on Tax, and I'm not. I'm just on FEC. Anyone else have any experience with this?