One of the main side effects of chemo and radiation is central nervous system (CNS) damage.
Here is the short and skinny of all the articles below, all you need to do is take a cold shower every morning. As much as it sucks during winter living here in New England, it made an astounding difference in the quality of my life.
A cold shower reboots your central nervous system every morning and increases your immune system.
I switch from hot to cold slowly, the colder, the better.
Symptoms of nervous system changes depend on the nerves that are damaged.
central nervous system damage
unsteadiness when walking
problems with coordination
problems with cognitive function (sometimes called “chemo-brain”)
peripheral nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)
numbness, tingling (pins and needles) or burning sensation in the hands or feet
muscle weakness (causing trouble walking, doing up buttons and opening jars)
inability to urinate
cranial nerve damage
hearing problems, including ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss (especially for high-frequency sounds)
blurred or double vision
jerky eye movements
weakness of the face, tongue, neck or shoulder
changes in taste or smell