I was on chemotherapy for nearly 6 months .Two month later , I started feeling like numbness in my hands and feet, i told the doctor and he told me you may have nerve damage as a side effects of chemotherpy(without any examination) and he gave me tablets for this, but the the feeling has become worse and now I feel numbness even in my head. is that normal? and if not what examination should I do?
I'd say you need to be seen by a neurologist and get a work-up to see if and what areas you may have nerve damage. What pills did your doctor give you for this? If he/she won't refer you to see a neurologist then see your primary care provider for one. (for me) I would not accept a general diagnosis - see a doctor that specializes in disorders of the nervous system and find out specifically what is wrong and what can be done about it. I don't know how various chemotherapy treatments affect the nervous system - there may be treatments that can help and you would hate to find out later that there was a treatment that could have slowed or prevented nerve damage. Best wishes to you!
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