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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?

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What I was told was that if it is still an issue two years out, it is probably here to stay. My main issue is the numbness also. My hands – I constantly drop things and cannot use a pen, pencil, paintbrush for very long at all. As an artist, that is the pits. My feet are dumb across the bottom back to my heel and it feels like I have little sand bags under my toes. They tingle all the time. I have to be careful about hot or cold but then if I stub my toe or hit my finger on something, it about puts me on the floor. It is not debilitating but it is aggravating and sometimes depressing.

I hope for you some relief. I would be interested inn what you find out from the neurologist. I will be starting chemo again soon and suspect mine my be getting worse – but then who knows. Good luck on that doctor visit.

@grandma41 yes, the Gabapentin caused dizziness for me. My husband takes it with no issues at all. I almost fell a few times and I decided it was not worth the risk for me. I did take it for a few months; long enough for the mmedication to have worked if it was going to. I may have helped a litte.

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For the time that I was on Gabapentin, I fell regularly despite having two series of PT. Cymbalta and Lyrica also caused disbalance, without falls. In fairness, my feet are very numb and toes no feeling–except pain. The medicine. to eliminate that feeling are worse than the dizzy feeling–extreme sleepiness.