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1 09, 2013

Tips For Battling Peripheral Neuropathy

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Debating the pros and cons for using alpha lipoic acid last week reminded me that it was time to revisit ways to improve peripheral neuropathy symptoms.   Peripheral neuropathy (PN), is a common side effect of a number of chemotherapy drugs used to treat multiple myeloma.  Symptoms range from tingling or numbness of the toes, fingers,

10 06, 2012

ASCO: Cymbalta helps ease peripheral neuropathy (PN) symptoms

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I thought this was interesting... Apparently, The antidepressant duloxetine (Cymbalta) cuts down on the numbness and tingling associated with taxane or platinum-based chemotherapy, which is commonly used to treat breast and other solid tumor cancers. So could it help our peripheral neuropathy (PN)? My guess is yes.  And I have heard from several fellow patients

14 05, 2012

It’s going to be a busy week!

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Today is a travel day.   The first day of a very busy week. There is so much new info to share with you!  New ways to chip-away at pain management issues, inspirational stories about our fellow myeloma survivors  and lots of news about the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meetings in Chicago.  There

16 03, 2012

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) revisited – Part Two

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I just noticed that the first link was broken from yesterday's post that contained links to important Myeloma Beacon columns--and several other resources about peripheral neuropathy (PN).   It is fixed if you would like more background information and helpful suggestions from past years. Today, let's take a look at ways that you and I can

10 02, 2011

Guest Blogger/Caregiver Lori Puente Writes About Peripheral Neuropathy

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Lori Puente, author of Riding The Wave – Multiple Myeloma, recently wrote an excellent overview of peripheral neuropathy from a multiple myeloma caregiver's point of view.  She has graciously agreed to allow me to reproduce it here:Peripheral Neuropathy (PN)I’ve been avoiding writing a post on this… why? Because what works for one, or some, doesn’t

15 02, 2010

Peripheral Neuropathy: A Daily Burden For Most Multiple Myeloma Patients

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Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is an ever present consideration for any multiple myeloma patient considering which therapy path to take. My posts from the past few days are a good example of this. Thalomid and Velcade are notorious for causing PN. Not in all patients, of course—and the symptoms and severity vary from patient to patient. The

19 01, 2010

Update About Gabapentin

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Friday I wrote this short post about Gabapentin, and how I believed it had been subtly helped my neuropathy for years:There seems to be a wide variety of opinions about how effective the neuropathy drug, gabapentin (brand name Neurontin) really is. Most myeloma patients with neuropathy I have spoken with dismiss it as irrelevant. So

15 01, 2010

Gabapentin Works—For Me

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There seems to be a wide variety of opinions about how effective the neuropathy drug, gabapentin (brand name Neurontin) really is. Most myeloma patients with neuropathy I have spoken with dismiss it as irrelevant. So when I switched insurance plans after January 1st, I decided to let it go—to not refill the gabapentin perscription I