Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy can be a disabling side effect of cancer treatment. It’s caused by some of the chemo drugs used to treat cancer.
From the website of the American Cancer Society
Chemotherapy drugs often strip the coverings from the nerves, damaging the nerves, particularly those of the hands, feet, arms and legs.
The higher or more frequent the dose of the chemotherapy drugs, the greater the chance it will cause neuropathy (nerve damage).
The symptoms or signs of CIPN (Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy) depend mostly on which nerves are involved.
The most common symptoms are:
Pain (may be there all the time or come and go, like shooting or stabbing pain)
Tingling (“pins and needles” feeling)
Loss of feeling (can be numbness or just less ability to sense pressure, touch, heat, or cold)
Trouble using your fingers to pick up or hold things; dropping things
Trouble with tripping or stumbling while walking
Pressure or temperature may hurt more than usual (mostly cold; this is called cold sensitivity)
Trouble passing urine
Blood pressure changes
Decreased or no reflexes
CIPN (Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy) can cause severe pain and can affect your ability to do things like walk, write, button your shirt, or pick up a coin.
From the website of the American Cancer Society
Chemo (chemotherapy drugs) travels through the whole body, and certain types of chemo can damage different nerves. Symptoms tend to start farthest away from the head, but move in closer over time.
In most cases, people will notice chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) symptoms in the feet, then later on in the hands. Symptoms may start in the toes, but move on to the ankles and legs. Likewise, symptoms can move up from the fingers to the hands and arms.
Some people with this type of neuropathy (nerve damage) first notice a "pins and needles" feeling, not unlike when an arm or leg falls asleep.
CIPN (Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy) can begin any time after treatment starts. It often gets worse as treatments go on. Damage to the nervous system in chemotherapy patients can develop months or years after treatment.
What to Do About the Nerve Damage
(Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy)
It has been known for some time that increased levels of Thiamine (vitamin B1) in the blood stream are very effective in reducing and reversing nerve damage.
Unfortunately, the oral intake of vitamin B1 does not greatly increase the levels of B1 in the blood stream. Previously, the way that blood stream levels of B1 were increased was through periodic intravenous feeding or through injections every few weeks.
Additionally, neuropathy has been found to be caused and made worse by insufficient amounts of vitamin B12 in the body. Vitamin B12 supports the sheathing that protects nerve cells and has shown in studies that it promotes the regeneration and growth of nerve cells.
The most common type of vitamin B12 used in supplements is called Cyanocobalamine. Taking Cyanocobalamine can result in absorption of as little as 1/2 of 1% of the amount taken, which makes it almost impossible to get enough of this vitally important vitamin.
A Real Solution!
WSN® Nerve Support Formula
Now, a new type of vitamin B1 has been produced, called Benfotiamine. It is a fat-soluble version of vitamin B1. What does this mean? It means this new form of vitamin B1 can be taken orally in large dosages and it will not flush out of the body the way ordinary Thiamine (vitamin B1) does. The result is that by taking Benfotiamine the blood stream levels of vitamin B1 can now be greatly increased.
Also available is Methylcobalamine (called Methyl B12). This is the form of vitamin B12 that can be directly utilized by the body and is available in the quantities nutritionally needed by the body to repair itself. Methyl B12 can be taken orally and is immediately available to the body much like injectable vitamin B12.
The WSN® Nerve Support Formula ingredients provide the nutritional support required by the body to rapidly and effectively decrease or eliminate the symptoms of Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.
Fortunately, your body has miraculous healing powers, is very resilient and operates in a very intelligent manner. If you give it the right fuel and the right nutrients, it will respond very quickly.
|The WSN® Nerve Support Formula is a medical food for the dietary management of neuropathy. To be used under medical supervision as part of your on-going medical treatment. This product is not intended for use by children under the age of twelve or by pregnant or lactating women in the treatment or management of neuropathy.
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Here's what customers are saying about using the WSN® Nerve Support Formula:
"I have been taking the Nerve Support Formula now for a little over two months. I have nerve damage from chemotherapy five years ago as treatment for breast cancer.
"I did not want to write this testimonial until now as I was worried it was too good to be true; that maybe the results would not last. I continue to improve. In fact, I am beginning to get some feeling back in my toes which used to be dead numb especially in the morning."
From Linda Houle in Washington
"I finished chemotherapy mid May '06 and prior to that I started to experience neuropathy in my hands and feet from the chemo I was taking. At that time it was bearable but I found the symptoms grew worse in time. I then got a hold of your Nerve Support Formula.
"I am happy to say that I am doing really well now - I can go without slippers and not even think about it and I have been able to resume my hobby of card making without having to pay later, i.e. no pain in my hands. I am also spending more time at the computer with no ill effects."
From Joy Gove in Canada
"I was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer 4-1/2 years ago. The chemo saved me but gave me another problem. The problem is neuropathy. This problem tends to destroy the nerves in your feet and hands. Another side effect was pain in my right leg (knee to ankle) when I tried to walk a short distance.
"On the internet I found the Nerve Support Formula. After 4 days the pains stopped and I was able to walk a 1/8 of a mile. After ten days I walked 1/4 mile in a day pain free. I now walk 3/8 mile a day.
"I am 79 years old and only walked short distances for almost 2 years."
From Bob Laird in Arizona
Click here to read more success stories from other customers who had Neuropathy caused by Chemotherapy.
This is a List of Chemotherapy drugs known to cause neuropathy. If you have been given any of the following drugs, you may now have Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN).
|(Note: These are not the only drugs that have been shown to cause Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.)