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How To Help Prevent Numbness In Feet And Hands After Chemo
I find: Metanx a prescription vitamin to be very helpful specifically for this. You should have occasional bloodwork as you don't want these vitamin levels to get too high. If using as preventative as opposed to treatment I would only take one a day and not 2. ...Read more
Definition is lack of feeling, so numbness in the feet would be no feeling, this can be localized to one part or can be the entire foot. This is different than the burning and tingling you see in parathesia. Often you see numbness after surgery along the scar or in diabetes or other causes of neuropathy which usually start as burning or tingling but can ...Read more
Having numbness in feet that radiate up to hips when getting out of the bath, tingling in my right arm and hand and excessive need to urinate. 38 yrs?
Numb feet: The signs you are describing of numb feet, tingling in hands and urge to urinate can be from Diabetes. You should be examined by a primary physicians who can run certain blood tests to rule it out. Other neuropathic and endocrine diseases can mimic this too. Don't hesitate to make an appointment. ...Read more
Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?
Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more
I heard numbness/tingling sensation in ones hands/feet is a common side affect with chemo, is this true?
Yes: This side effect is called peripheral neuropathy, and it's common. Many types of chemotherapy are toxic to nerves, and the more doses you receive the more the nerves are affected. Taxol and taxotere (docetaxel) are particular culprits. Symptoms of neuropathy usually lessen with time once you're off the chemo... But it can take a year or two. ...Read more
Can you tell me is it normal after having chemo therapy to have a numbness feeling in your feet and hands?
Yes: Unfortunately it is a side effect. See if one of your docs can prescribe you metanx. It is a vitamin that I have found helpful in my patients. It has actually reversed those symptoms. Good luck. I hope the chemo was successful for you. ...Read more
Numbness: This is something a neurologist needs to investigate, you need some tests, see if you can find a neurologist in your area. ...Read more
What could cause intermittent bilateral hand and foot numbness, slight dizziness, slight clumsiness over the past 4-6 months. Duration 1-5 minutes.
Vascular insufficien: Your several symptoms may not be all caused by a singular problem. If they are, the most likely cause is poor blood supply at a microvascular level. Even though the symptoms are relatively brief it would be a good idea to see a neurologist, who may recommend an MRI scan of the brain. ...Read more
23 years old four months pregnant headache lasting a week with numbness in feet and hands. Please help?
See your OB: A head ache lasting a week and associated with numbness when you are 4 months pregnant is not normal. See your OB immediately. You may need evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more
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Helpful to know your medical history.
The numbness in the foot is neuropathy, finding the cause is what needs to be done. For example: are you diabetic? Do you have any back pain/problems? Etc? The tiredness and headaches may or may not be related. It sounds like you need a good overall check up by an internist. ...Read more
Numbness, tingling: Spinal injury would cause this, diabetic or other peripheral neuropathies, raynaud's disease and soem other problems will as well. ...Read more
That would depend: On what is causing it. If you find he etiology then that is how you treat the problem. So, is the numbness coming say from a back problem or a systemic disease like diabetes? Once, that is figured out then in the example I provided you try and control diabetes or you try and treat the herniated disc or radiculopathy in he back. So, finding the cause of the numbness is the plan. See your internist. ...Read more
Possibly yes: There are many possible causes of numbness in the feet, but it can be seen as a medication side effect. Discuss the particular medications you are taking and your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
Numbness by: Definition is lack of feeling, so numbness in the feet would be no feeling, this can be localized to one part or can be the entire foot. This is different than the burning and tingling you see in parathesia. Often you see numbness after surgery along the scar or in diabetes or other causes of neuropathy which usually start as burning or tingling but can progress to complete numbness. ...Read more
There are numerous reasons for numbness in feet. If its both feet it could be a result of neuropathy, which can be caused by diabetes, vitamin b-12 deficiency, alcoholism to name a few. If it's in one foot it can be a result of a neuroma or possibly coming from your lower back.
Frostbite can cause numbness, but is usually restricted to the digit or digits which had the frostbite. ...Read more
MANY things.: Could be peripheral neuropathy. It could also be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoxide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more
Feet or foot: Shingles occurs almost exclusively unilaterally (on one side) and should not cause numbness in both feet. ...Read more
I'm starting to have numbness in feet and having bowels problems and have back problem what should I do?
After riding bike in 50 degree temps, noticed big toes getting dark and numbness in feet. Recently noticed feet looking mottled when cold. Cleared up.
Could have been from the temperature causing a mild hypothermic reaction but closing down the blood supply.
Good that it is cleared up, but keep the feet warm. ...Read more
Neuropathy: This type of pain resembles pain due to a neuropathy, to confirm you should ha an EMG exam and others exams to identify the ethiology and give you some medicine to control the symptoms. The great majority of the times is due to diabetis, alcoholism or some other neurologycal problems. ...Read more
Shoes: Check your workout shoes to make sure they are not worn out, and they provide adequate arch support for your foot type. Athletic shoes have a life cycle of about 400-500 miles on average. Also make sure that if you have increased your activity or intensity of it, you have not done so too quickly. Make sure your shoes fit well. If the numbness persists, seek attention of a podiatrist. ...Read more
Etiology?: There are many reasons why one can have numbness and tingling in the feet and legs. For example: diabetes is one, in this case you would be remiss if you are only seeing a chiropractor. If the numbness is from a radiculopathy (pressure on a nerve in the back) then a chiropractor could possibly help you. You need to definatively figure out why you have the numbness. ...Read more