Hi my name is JJ and I was diagnosed with Epithelial OC stage 1c in Feb 2017.
I'm having 6 cycles of Carbo/Taxil and I'm half way through, three down, three to go. So far not too bad. My main side effect is Peripheral Neuropathy, not numbness pins and needles but joint/bone pain and stabbing in the soft tissues, this cannot be helping the healing of my surgery which was a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, removed lymph nodes and Omentum. I can't see how chemo is conducive to repairing such major surgery but I'm going with the flow and the recommendation was to start chemo four weeks post surgery.
My question. My Oncologist doesn't want me to take supplements so that I do not "knock out the chemo" her words. I was wondering does anyone take L'Glutamine to help the neuropathy? I am going to run this by her next time we meet but just would like to know if anyone else has tried this.
I haven't Dr Goole'd anything or joined any other forums. I was put off by seeing a fight on another recently but the ladies here seem to radiate a certain warmth so its appears to be a Safehaven!