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Baclofen - How long does it take baclofen to kick in?

Posted 18 Nov 2017 by SandiF 3 answers

I was diagnosed with TJ N about seven years ago. I tried the usual, tegretol, neurontin, and Gabapentin before finally having GammaKnife Surgery (actually radiation) performed. Now, six years later and I am experiencing intense pain once more. Today, my Dr. Started me on Baclofen - 5mg three times ...

How I coped with radiation therapy?

Posted 24 Feb 2013 by meyati 7 answers

Hi. I learned some things that I'd like to share with you. I only had nose-face radiation, but I listened to the techs and doctor and learned things that could help everybody. I'll dispel some myths too- Radiation isn't a new thing-my father had it about 1954-55 and he didn't ...

Would U believe that my skin is already healing from the radiation?

Posted 15 Feb 2013 by meyati 9 answers

I can't believe it. I had my last blast on Tuesday. It seems like my body knows that it's all over, and already the red is going away. Some skin is flaking off. I've had 3-4 days off before bc of holidays and the 4 days caused because of the over burn and ulcers on my lip-inside and ...

Votrient stage 4 renal cancer. Side effects? Does this even work?

Posted 19 Apr 2017 by Noey0831 3 answers

My father had his right Kidney removed in July of 2016. He also has COPD. The Dr. advised he took all the cancer out and he did not need chemo or radiation. He had bloods done in October of 2016 and January of 2017 all of which came back normal. This past March I returned home from vacation to ...

Do you have to keep on taking: Neurontin forever for severe peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

Posted 9 May 2013 by 909bigboy 2 answers

I have been taking neurontin about 6 weeks after being diagnosed with periperal neuropathy. I am also type 2 diabetic. I have had Prostrate Cancer,treated with radiation and hormone therapy. It is in last PSA was :0.4. My last radiation treatment was June 15 of 2012

Anxiety - My friend died in his sleep. He just went through chemo and radiation and was finished?

Posted 21 Dec 2013 by scowegi 5 answers

... with it on Tuesday. He had gone for hydration therapy on Wed and Thursday. His twin brother took laundry back Friday and found his twin dead in bed. It appears to me that he vomited and may have choked. I guess I ache about this happening when we all thought he was going to make it. I do think ...

If you have taken thyroid medicine for 73 yrs and stop on your on own what happens?

Posted 27 May 2016 by Pape01 1 answer

Was started on levothyroxine because Thyroid was destroyed by radiation at age 27 (now 90 yrs old).

Botox - how long does it take to know if it works?

Posted 25 Sep 2018 by princejim4u2 1 answer

I had prostate cancer and the radiation made my bladder leak so bad it was hard to even leave the house. A week ago i had the botox shot and after one day i had to use a catheter and a bag until yesterday. Now i can go just fine but the leaking has come back and so im wondering how long before i ...

Can taking metformin cause numbness in the feet?

Posted 17 May 2014 by grambits 1 answer

I am taking metformin 100 mg. twice a day. about 5 months ago I went through 8 weeks of chemo once a week and radiation 5 days a week for stage 4 cancer in the lymph nodes in the groin. during this time I only took the metformin on the day of and the day after chemo as my sugar stayed low except ...

Does Adderral XR contain any iodine?

Posted 19 Oct 2014 by TPColeman42 2 answers

I'm on a low-iodine diet for pre-radiation treatment, and cannot have any Red dye #3 (which it doesn't have) but I read somewhere it had an added red oxide something? Anyone have a clue? I can't seem to find the ingredients anywhere. Thanks so much in advance!

What is the usual taper/wean for depakote?

Posted 26 Mar 2015 by sandycrag 1 answer

depakote was the third drug added to a regime already including keppra and vim pat. It was added for unilateral seizures during radiation treatment for glioblastoma. Radiation ended nearly 6 months ago. No further seizures once depakote was added. Follow up MRIs show no progression of tumor or ...

Can Arimidex cause nail flaking, splitting and dramatically thinning?

Posted 25 Jun 2015 by Streetfeet 2 answers

I am a 50yr old woman and am 2.5 years post-op stage 2, hormone receptor positive breast cancer. I had no chemo, only accelerated radiation treatment following surgery. Because of a total hysterectomy 10 years ago and now being deprived of any hormones, I take a myriad of medications including- ...

I'm 63 years old had my thyroid removal and supposed to go on a no iodine diet Jan 2 and then do?

Posted 1 Jan 2018 by Tried of this 2 answers

And then do radiation iodine. I had stage 3 what happens if I don't do the medication or the iodine diet

I was prescribed gabapentin 300 mg/3 times a day for pain in my throat caused from radiation...

Posted 8 Jun 2018 by KMA268 2 answers

... treatments. I wasn't told to start off slow. I took them for a week and then stopped because I was scared after listening to people. Is this OK?

Will this affect my medical care for cancer?

Posted 29 Mar 2013 by meyati 3 answers

I'm having my 2nd appointment with my team leader, and one of the lead counselors wants to sit in. I finished radiation in Feb, and they said they wanted to sit in with my next appointment with the radiologist. I told them -No- it's the end of the radiation-and I need to focus on what the ...

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