• Anyone experience a burning sensation before any treatment?

    Asked by polgara on Thursday, July 26, 2012

    Anyone experience a burning sensation before any treatment?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • FreeBird's Avatar

      My dad never felt burning during chemo. However, he was told by the nurses that that's a possibility with the drug he's given. I overheard someone else in the chemo room saying they felt a burning. They were instructed to tell the nurse if they experienced it.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Moonflay's Avatar

      I had burning, some throbbing and lots of itchiness at times before any treatment began. Insane night sweats and an overall sense of fatigue seemed to permeate my life prior to confirmed pathology and initial treatment. I think once you have the confirmed pathology it takes a little while for your mind to adjust to the facts. You have a scary condition and your mind/body seems to super impose every little defect.

      almost 9 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      sometimes if the nurse misses a vein, or the vein blows, you will get a burning in the site where the iv was put in. I have had that happen. And some drugs will give you a burning sensation when they are dripping in, if they drip too fast. Just let the nurses know anytime you feel anything uncompfortable, they can slow down the drip.

      almost 9 years ago

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