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Vitamin b12

I heard that vitamin B12 can help with peripheral neuropathy caused by the chemo.

I went to buy some today for mum only to be told it can't be taken with chemo and that vitamin B6 is what she needs.

Can anyone recommend anything for her to take?

Thanks
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229895 tn?1261601948
If your oncologist doesn't want your mother to take B12 (which I have found is great for neuropathy) perhaps a multi B vitamin supplement instead which is what my oncologist recommended at the time.

She had no problems with me taking that (really any supplement as long as I told her what I was taking) as long as I followed her three day rule which was stop taking the supplement on the day before I was due to have chemo the day of chemo and the day after.

Jenny

The other good supplement for neuropathy I have found is Co q10
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229895 tn?1261601948
If your oncologist doesn't want your mother to take B12 (which I have found is great for neuropathy) perhaps a multi B vitamin supplement instead which is what my oncologist recommended at the time.

She had no problems with me taking that (really any supplement as long as I told her what I was taking) as long as I followed her three day rule which was stop taking the supplement on the day before I was due to have chemo the day of chemo and the day after.

Jenny

The other good supplement for neuropathy I have found is Co q10
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Yes, B6 is the one that helps with neuropathy.
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Also look into L-Glutamine in the 5g to 10g range per day.  It will not *help* with the neuropathy that much but is used to help prevent it especially during chemo infusion
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