• Has any one else experienced over all aches & pains months after completing treatment?

    Asked by AbbysMom on Saturday, June 9, 2012

    Has any one else experienced over all aches & pains months after completing treatment?

    I'm 5 months out of chemo and 3 months out from radiation. My knees, hips and back are particularly bad.

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    • MIZZPAT's Avatar

      Pat has pain in her legs and feet related to chemo treatment last year , 7+ months ago. She did not have radiation. Our understanding is that nerve damage can take a long time to heal; this makes her continuing neuropathy in her feet easier to understand.

      over 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Unfortunately, most chemo drugs are very hard on our bones. Since white blood cells are very fast growing, chemo destroys them. White blood cells originate within our bones, so they take a lot of collateral damage. You might want to have a bone density scan and blood work to check calcium levels.

      over 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Apparently the words "h a r d o n" are being bleeped out regardless of context, but that is what I had typed where the "XXX" is in the post above.

      over 8 years ago
    • Ken52's Avatar

      I am in remission from AML, eight months since my last chemo. I also have pain in my joints, mostly knee, feet, wrist, and hands. Also other nerve pain in my legs and hands. These are the bad spots - pain other locations, but not as severe. My Leukemia doctor put me on Neurontin , I am taking the genertic -Gabapentin for this - it has help some. The doctor ask - how is pain-etc, I can say better, but still there, but at a more manageable level. What Nancyjac and Mizzpat posted is kind of how I understand this also. Takes lot of time, Chemo is very harsh on the body as a whole. I was told there are pain management doctors that deal with all this, but I have not utilized any.

      I developed my large lump (like piece bread) above my knee. It is not painful, but surrounded areas front and back are. Cancerous has been ruled out, so now to an orthopedic doctor, but in mean time I utilize a cane to help with walking. Oh well.. One remedy I use for the pain in that area is a home remedy of 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/8 cup olive oil and 1 egg white mixed well - applied and rub into sore-painful spots. This has helped me here.

      over 8 years ago
    • mysecondchance's Avatar

      My aches and pains lasted the better part of a year after chemo. Now I am back to the ones I had before cancer intruded into my life. I feel great so hang in there, it does get better.

      over 8 years ago

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