AM A 70 YEAR-OLD FEMALE. EIGHTEEN MONTHS AGO I FINISHED 6 MONTHS OF CHEMO FOR COLON CANCER. EVER SINCE, I HAVE HAD NUMB FINGERTIPS AND NUMB LEGS FROM MY KNEES DOWN TO THE BOTTOMS OF BOTH FEET.
I AM NOT IN PAIN BUT I HAVE HEAVINESS AND STIFFNESS, LIKE LEGS IN A CAST. THIS IMPACTS MY WALKING, DRIVING AND BALANCE. MY HANDS DON'T WORK WELL AND I HAVE TROUBLE WRITING, TYPING. BUTTONING AND OPENING THINGS. I HAVE NIGHT SWEATS, RAPID PULSE AND PUCKERY MOUTH. I AM NOT DIABETIC. I AM CURRENTLY CANCER-FREE.
I AM NOT ABLE TO DO MUCH WALKING. I SWIM MOST DAYS AND WORK MY LEGS IN THE WATER FOR UP TO 2 HOURS.
I HAVE TRIED CHIROPRACTIC AND LYRICA. THE ONLY PRESCRIPTIONS I USE NOW ARE MAXIZIDE AND MEGACE. ACUPUNCTURE, GLUSAMINE, ELAVIL AND ANONYNE THERAPY HAVE BEEN SUGGESTED. WHAT SHOULD I TRY NEXT?
You need to see a vascular doctor to evaluate your circulation. If your circulation is normal, this may be due to neuropathy and you should be seen by a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. Chemotherapy can cause these symptoms or it may be pinched nerve. thanks good luck
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