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fiber neuropathy from chemotherapy

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Some: There are some chemo that can give you peripheral neuropathy for instance taxane (docetaxel, paclitaxol), vinca alkaloids ( vincristine), platinum ( o ... Read More
Dr. Robert Green
28 years experience Medical Oncology
Many kinds: Peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect of many different chemotherapy drugs including oxaliplatin, velcade, taxol, taxotere, Cisplatin and nave ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Many: There are some chemo that can give you peripheral neuropathy for instance taxane (docetaxel, paclitaxol), vinca alkaloids ( vincristine), platinum (ox ... Read More

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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
Medications: There are medications that can help - Neurontin (gabapentin) and Elavil to name two possibilities. There is also a modality known at "anodyne therapy ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Other options: I would add Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) to the options. You may benefit from sympathetic ganglion blocks as well.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Ask your doc: For a prescription for Metanx it is a vit b6, vitb12, L methylfolate combo......every effective against chemo induced neuropathy.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No, it is uncommon: We rarely see autonomic neuropathy due to chemotherapy. It should resolve with time like most neuropathies from chemo do.
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Can happen: Autonomic neuropathies do occur with some chemotherapy treatments, but is less common than the sensory or sensorimotor neuropathies. The prognosis is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Peripheral neuropath: Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern) . When it is worse it can then ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Get it from food: All people need vitamin b6 but most get it from food and so should you. It is present in many green vegetables. Eat well and you don't need to take it ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it can be: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a great drug but does cause some discomfort in the form of neuropathy but it is temporary problem and should not become a major ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Peripheral neuropath: Small fiber neuropathy is a peripheral neuropathy that occurs from damage to small unmyelinated nerve fibers present in skin, peripheral nerves, and o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Yes: Small fiber neuropathy can cause pain which is often described as a burning or prickly sensation.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
You name it!: if you can think of it, its probably a cause of SFPN. Some high on the list are: Alcohol use, medications, diabetes and insulin resistance, vitamin de ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Ha!: Hi. If we knew what caused it, it wouldn't be IDIOPATHIC! If and when a cause is found, it will have a (probably mechanistic) name, and will no longe ... Read More
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