How long does nerve pain last after chemo, a bilateral mastectomy, and reconstruction surgery?

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anonymous

Survivor since 2007 about 1 year ago
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    anonymous
    Patient

    I googled this, and hopefully this will resolve gradually over 3-5 months following chemo. If it doesn't you may need to follow up with your doctor. I'm just starting on Neurontin for nerve pain from another cause.

    about 1 year ago Comment Flag
  • anonymous
    Patient

    You will find some info on this site . Under topics, go to neuropathy

    about 1 year ago Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012

    I stopped chemo a few months ago and I still have extreme nerve damage from chemo. My doctors are telling me that it could take years before it is completely gone. Maybe longer. It's different for each person. I would consult a neurologist.

    about 1 year ago Comment Flag
  • anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient

    Nerve pain? I had some nerves 'come back to life' for about a month after. It felt like getting stabbed with a knife every once in a while & it only lasted for seconds at a time. Now I had muscle aches from surgery and reconstruction. About 2 weeks after surgery & some aches after each fill. Also body aches from chemo but not nerve pain. Prayers to you.

    about 1 year ago Comment Flag
  • anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient

    I too had some sharp pains at the surgery sites, especially under my arm where some of my lymph nodes were removed. It's been over a year and I still get them every now and then. I don't know if that's what you are experiencing but no matter what it is, if it's bothersome please check with the docs and make sure that it's normal and see if there is something you can do to get relief. Remember, you've been through A LOT and your body is trying to adjust to everything so be kind to yourself. You will get better in time but be patient. I'm almost a year out since chemo and I still have issues every now and again but overall, I'm feeling terrific. I wish you the same. Love and luck.

    about 1 year ago Comment Flag

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