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23 10, 2011

I’m not going to let a few chemotherapy related side-effects slow me down!

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Consecutive M-spike nonoclonal protein readings of 0.5--and now 0.6--seem to confirm my autologous stem cell transplant failed to vanquish my multiple myeloma. So how did it feel, starting the same Revlimid/Velcade/dexamethasone chemotherapy cocktail I had endured for four, three week cycles prior to my transplant Wednesday? Physically, not so bad. The dexamethasone (Decadron) that is

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

4 01, 2010

Patient Suggestions To Help Neuropathy Symtoms

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I have been e-mailing with a number of myeloma patients recently about ideas to help improve peripheral neuropathy (PN) symptoms.  Several e-mailed back with suggestions that might help:1)  Metanx, a prescription strength vitamin B complex.  Staff at Little Rock, Arkansas sometimes prescribe it 2x daily (can be taken 3x daily) in combination with Lyrica and

13 12, 2009

Neuropathy Follow-Up

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I get lots and lots of e-mail responses to my posts. Here is a follow-up response to my article about neuropathy from a few days ago:Pat-Great blog post. The article linked below discusses possible causes of PN from mm and chemos- also possible remedies of supplementation, B vitamins, ALA pluscremes, gels, etc-http://beating-myeloma.org/article/therapies/peripheral-neuropathy-remediesAs for my own

8 12, 2009

Neuropathy

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Before I left ASH yesterday I attended a large session reviewing neuropathy research results. I have shared with you that I do suffer from a varying degree of peripheral neuropathy. My feet often feel like they are asleep. My fingers become stiff and my dexterity falls off the charts. The symptoms are worse toward the

5 12, 2009

Live! Five Different Presentations & Panel Discussion From ASH In New Orleans

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Program Director Dr. Brian Durie has just introduced tonight's panel: Dr. Mario Boccadoro from Italy, Dr. Philippe Moreau from France, Dr. Robert Orlowski with M.D. Anderson Cancer Centers and Dr. Vincent Rajkumar from Mayo Clinic. 400+ docs, researchers, drug reps, oncology nurses and a few of us patients, fill the room. The presentations have begun.

14 08, 2009

Revlimid Side Effects

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I have been taking Revlimid monthly now for over two years; the first 16 months with Dexamethasone and this last year without Dex. The side effects vary from cycle to cycle. Normally I feel fluish and a bit weak the first three or four days back on the drug following a week to ten days