• chemo pain

    Asked by esor on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    chemo pain

    I just had my first chemo in August and had a lot of back and joint pain. For two days after it hurt to even breath deep. Has anyone had this?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Bone pain has been reported a lot. It seems I remember people saying that they took Claritin cold and allergy medicine that helps that bone pain. The breathing pain, I didn't have that. Some of the others will surely be a long in a while and give you some feedback. We wish you the best in the rest of your treatments.

      about 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      The Claritin thing only helps if you've done Neulasta or Neupogen. I didn't do either, but I had severe foot, ankle & lower leg pain. I usually had chemo (Taxol & Carboplatin) on Thursday. I started taking Norco Friday night, then all day Saturday. Tapered back to Advil during the day Sunday, so I could go to work on Monday. Then lots of Advil w/the Norco so I could sleep for a couple of days. Three weeks later, the same routine.

      about 3 years ago
    • GailB's Avatar

      Yep that sure does happen...did that the first time I was treated and when I did Imbruvica. I just took Aleve every day to help it. Different treatments cause different problems. The one I really didn't like was 3 days after having TR I would have muscle weakness to the point that my skin felt like it was to heavy and it was pulling on my muscles...it was just a down right strange feel. I

      about 3 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Go to a Palliative Pain Doc.

      about 3 years ago
    • lh25's Avatar

      I had leg pain as well as BuckeyeShelby describes. I did painkillers, (Oxy I think) for a couple of days each time, then advil.

      about 3 years ago

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