• Leg Pain

    Asked by cris on Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Leg Pain

    I have been getting woken up for the past week with really bad leg pains, is this from radiation or something else? It really hurts even if I rub them. thanks!!!

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • ladyhawk's Avatar

      Thats funny, I get on and off again leg cramps,,, I never had that problem before my illness, I'm off all meds now, its been a year and still suffer from leg cramps, so I hiked up the postassium in the coconut water.

      over 7 years ago
    • bccage's Avatar

      I did have terrible leg pain when on chemo...doc said to drink tonic water & eat banana which I did each morning...going back on Taxol next week...this reminds me to have both on hand...each AM I drank one glass of tonic water & ate one banana..really helped...God Bless

      over 7 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I am taking Arimidex and have been woken up each morning with bone pain in my legs. If I get up and walk around, it subsides. However, once up, I cannot get back to sleep. So, I am now taking an Alleve before I go to bed and it is working for me -- no bone pain during night.

      over 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Try stretching your legs, I find that really helps with cramps and pains.
      here's a link to an article with slides of various stretches -just do the ones you feel comfortable with.

      over 7 years ago
    • itsjustme736's Avatar

      Give your Dr a call and let him know what going on!

      over 7 years ago
    • tweety's Avatar

      I have had problems with my legs sence I had chemo last jan thru may mine is called restless leg syndrome they sometime they hurt so bad that they swell I take meds for restless leg syndrome hope this helps

      over 7 years ago
    • DrShani's Avatar

      Cris, it's not unusual for people to be magnesium deficient during and after cancer treatment, and a symptom of magnesium deficiency can be leg cramps. Try supplementing a little magnesium powder or tabs (say 150-200 mg before bed) and see if that helps.
      Dr. Shani Fox

      over 7 years ago

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