• Does anyone other than me expierience lock jaw from the chemo

    Asked by bjc02_24_2014 on Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Does anyone other than me expierience lock jaw from the chemo

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    • CrazyHarry's Avatar
      CrazyHarry (Best Answer!)

      I had terrible chewing and swallowing problems when I was on FOLFOX. Never locked, but it was a painful experience to be moving the jaw to chew.

      over 6 years ago
    • bjc02_24_2014's Avatar

      I am also on the flofox and yeah mine started that way but as time goes on it seems to worsen

      over 6 years ago
    • tbyrd's Avatar

      I have been having this problem since my 2nd cycle of chemo. in Nov 2013. My Dr told me that this is very rare, but then again I have had all the rare side effects since day 1. I have days where I can't walk, I'm have problems w/passing out. I found that small bites, chew slowly, and eating soft foods help a lot. I get a lot of headaches from jaw locking up, I have gotten an appt. with a dentist to see if he can help me. Stay Strong, Hope it gets better for you.

      over 6 years ago
    • Ron1961's Avatar

      I have experienced the same thing while on FOLFOX. For me, it seems to occur in the evening at dinner. After a few bites it seems to go away. It can be painful. I have also had some swallowing problems but nothing major yet. I was told by my doc that this was a fairly common side effect. Good luck.

      over 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Blend your foods and drink with a straw.....Smoothies with Whey Protein Powder and ground up nuts and seeds.
      Soups AND Veggie Juices.
      Sorry about your problem....sounds lousy.

      over 6 years ago
    • zubsha's Avatar

      I found it went along with the cold intolerance Really bad over the "bad" weekend but then got better until the next treatment. Hot soup is a good choice for those days

      over 6 years ago

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