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Working out agin
Sep 2, 2003

Last September i was diagnosed with Lymphoma Non-Hodgekins. I just had my 6 month check up and am still clean of cancer. I use to work out but stopped during treatment. I am now looking to get back into a work out routine. Is ther any advice you can give me. Lifting weights is difficult as I develope neuropathy in my hands and feet from the chemo. Hope this is not too vague of a question, Sincerely Mark Wagener-Perkins

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Try to start slow with full body work outs once or twice a week with very low weights. Also, talk to your doctor about treating your neuropathy with Nortriptyline (Pamelor) since it will be very difficult for you to grab weights with pain in your hands. Some people have reported improvements in their neuoropathy with 3000 mg/day of Acetyl-L-Carnitine (a supplement). Once your energy level and strength go up, you can work out every other day splitting body parts and working out one body part per week. Nelson



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