• Leg pains after chemo - anyone found good exercise or effective diet, supplement??

    Asked by cranburymom on Sunday, April 1, 2012

    Leg pains after chemo - anyone found good exercise or effective diet, supplement??

    I have been getting leg cramps - upper front legs (right side is worse) and upper inner thigh. Pains in upper legs are bad - cramping even when resting, and hurts when moving. My dull pain in upper left comes when I try to rest - sometimes I woke up due to pains. Not that bad to mention to my Doc, but it discourages me from being active.

    This could be from Taxotere and Carboplain as they can cause a long-term neuropathy. I do not want to be on Lyrica or similar meds. Hoping to get some tips from this community.

    I am taking multi-vitamine, Mg++, Ca++, eating a banana, etc. So far I see no difference.

    My hemoglobin is still low (~8) and I was 11 before the chemo. So this could be contributing but not sure.

    Similar experience? If so anything worked?

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