Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
Eugie Foster

Hello, Peripheral Neuropathy

This round of chemo, thus far, has been easier on me than the first one, but there are still some surprises to enjoy, apparently.

Still struggling to control the chemo-nausea, but it’s getting better. Weaning off the Ativan, drinking more ginger ale, taking Zofran round the clock, and continuing to take Benadryl as a just-knock-me-out recourse. This strategy seems to keep the queasies mostly under control.

However, now I’m having the onset of a shiny, new side effect: annoying tingling in my hands and feet (i.e., peripheral neuropathy)–I assume due to the Vincristine in my chemo cocktail. It’s not terrible, but it is quite uncomfortable. When it got truly unpleasant yesterday, I took a Benadryl to render me comatose and felt better when I regained consciousness.

Benadryl appears to be my new panacea for side effects. Yay unconsciousness.

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