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Neuropthy from chemo???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 1, 2008
  • 10:22 PM

Hi,
I am in hopes someone here can give me advice. First of all I am 44 and was diagnoised with BreastCancer in Nov. 2007 I have just started Radiation. After 4mos of chemo. My last Chemo was Abraxane which can cause neuropthy. They gave me a month off after 2 treatments hoping the neropthy would subside it did not I continued with the last 2. I now am in alot of pain. Mine does not seem to be all the usual signs of neuropthy. I do have foot and leg tingling but I have terriable pains shooting down from my back, hips to my feet. I just went to a neurolgist on Friday. He also at first was not convinced. He did nerve and muscle conduction tests. My problem with all this is I could feel everything in my feet all the needles and the electrical currents. When he went up my leg with the needles I did not feel them at all. So that and being somewhat off balance on my feet he diagnosied me with it. I am not convinced. My feet and hands don't have a problem with heat and cold at all. and other then some pain in my arms some and being clumsey when touching things, I have not read anything else that would point in that direction. I had a MRI in 2006 thought I had sciatic nerve problem but all came back fine. I have also had alot of nerve issues ulnar nerve surgery both arms and carpal tunnel both arms I am now dealing with tendionitis in one arm. I am a very strong willed women and even though I was somewhat ill through chemo I tried to work but after the neuropthy started I couldn't cause the type of work I do requires me to be on my feet for 6-8hrs. I couldn't stand a half hour never mind 8hrs. Sitting bothers me lying down for long periods bother me. I am on alot of diffrent meds right now to control my pain. I am almost 8weeks out from that last chemo. Do any of you have any answers am I just crazy. But I really think this is being misdiagnoised!!! thanks for any responses its greatly appreciated.
Bridget

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