I have been experiencing neuropathy in my hands and feet every day for the last week. At first, I thought that perhaps I had been lying in a funny position at night, but it has been happening each morning. To begin with, it was both feet and hands. The last three mornings or so, it has just been my left hand. As I wake up, it feels numb, but then the numbness disappears by the time I get up. I am still able to move my fingers and I am not in any pain. I spoke to one of the oncology nurses yesterday and she thought it sounded a bit strange, but she didn't seem overly concerned, as I have no other symptoms and the numbness always disappears. I asked if it could be a side effect of Letrozole. She did not think so, as I have been on it since the beginning of June. But I think it is, as I had an unexplained reaction the day after I started Letrozole. My right hand seized up completely and I couldn't move it at all. My husband had to call an ambulance, as I was scared I was having a stroke (I wasn't, and all my vitals were normal).
I am seeing my GP tomorrow to get a referral for physiotherapy, I am having radiotherapy next week and then in September I am going to be starting complementary therapy. So perhaps all of these therapies combined will help. I wouldn't want this to happen while I am driving. I drink a minimum of 3 litres of water a day, I get lots of exercise and I try to eat a healthy diet. Is there anything else I could do? I asked the oncology nurse what I can do to prevent this from happening again, but she had no answers for me.