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Anyone Else Besides Me Just Doing Straight Nutrition?
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It is under people beating cancer, I believe. Sorry

How Bad Are The First Few Months After That Bone Marrow Transplant?!
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The 3 months after transplant can be rough. Being in good shape beforehand. Exercise, walk as much as possible and maximize your nutrition with protein helps. Some light weight lifting to prevent… read more

Natural Remedies
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Has anyone decided to forego conventional treatment and just stick with a nutritional diet with basically a vegan diet? There are several success stories by “Craig beat cancer” by high intake of juiced vegetables.

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I agree with the above.
Actually, I deeply distrust anyone who promises the moon. So many of these advocates who do that have their own axes to grind and something to sell to you.

What Are Some Remedies For Peripheral Neuropathy?
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I began feeling peripheral neuropathy shortly after my last chemotherapy session several months ago and it has only gotten worse. One of my life's passion has been playing the guitar and that is no longer possible. It saddens me and I was told that this condition may never go away. I've tried accupuncture, electric treatment, massage, qigong, yoga, cranberry juice and tart cherry juice. Any more suggestions?

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Thanks for the answer Paula. I'll look into the nutritional yeast. I sure as heck don't plan on being on drugs the rest of my life. 😀

Protein Powders And Amino Acid Supplements
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Does anyone use protein powders and or amino acid for recovery from exercise. I have asked my oncologist and he is neutral on the subject. Thanks, be active it’s a great weekend to get out.

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After my SCT I was told it would be best to eat 1-1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. For me that meant 60-90 grams/day. I could not get that amount from my food so it was suggested… read more

What Vitamins Does Everyone Take? I Have Peripheral Neuropathy In Addition To Mm. Marcia Holman, What Do You Take?
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I was writing down what Marcia Holman is taking beginning with Centrum Silver Multivitamin, 1000 mg vitamin c, but d, magnesium for leg cramps, Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg for peripheral neuropathy, L -Lisine for immune health, but then I somehow lost the rest when writing it down. Could anyone help with what she wrote. I’m also very interested to know what the other team members take & is working specifically for peripheral neuropathy in my toes & for immune health. I apologize for not posting… read more

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MMaffects your kidneys and as such be sure to ask your Dr because I was only allowed certain ones as my kidneys were gone when diagnosed.
God's blessings on all of you!

Lyrica For Neuropathy
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How much Lyrica are people using per day to help with Neuropathy?

What side effects?

What other Meds are you taking with Lyrica to also reduce Neuropathy?

Are you experiencing swelling of your hands and fingers due to Lyrica - if so how do you deal with it?

For a few months, I’ve been on 75mg of Lyrica, twice daily. I’ve been okay’d by my GP to increase my Dose to 4 times daily but reading about Lyrica’s side effects, swelling of the hands and feet is a listed issue.

For at least two months… read more

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I am so happy you’re golfing again. If oxycodone could make me a better golfer, I would sure be willing to try that. My stuff hasn’t helped me be a better golfer. I wasn’t good even before I got… read more

What Is The Best Treatment For Feet And Hand Neuropathy. Help Please
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Severe pain in both feet and hands

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Irma,
I drink Cashew milk because I am allergic to milk. Try almond milk too. Or you could add a teaspoon of Nutritional yeast to orange juice. My nephews like it on their popcorn.

How Have You Dealt With The Emotional Aspects Of This Journey. Has It Been Very Difficult To Address It. If So, How Is Everyone Adjusting.
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How have many of you faced the emotional challenge that this journey encompasses. If seem it’s hard for us, to allow ourselves to navigate through this part of the journey

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I went to anti depressants and anti anxiety medications. I still cry for days sometimes Been diagnosed for 2 1/2 years. Had Stem cell transplant it failed. The other medication Ninlaro and Revlimidread more

How Do I Gain & Maintain Weight?
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I asked my Oncologist nurse what could I do to gain and maintain weight.
I am allergic to milk products and diverticulitis of the large intestines.
They know this. Yet they recommended Boost or Ensure. Neither of which I can drink.
Does any one have any idea what I can use?
I'm eating but only because I force myself to do so. Yet I'm unable to maintain weight.

TIA

IMY

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That’s what I purchased for myself, but they have different flavors if I am not mistaken.