• On about the 5th day after chemo, my throat (walls - muscles?) will hurt for a day or two - not a sore throat --

    Asked by JennyMiller on Friday, January 27, 2012

    On about the 5th day after chemo, my throat (walls - muscles?) will hurt for a day or two - not a sore throat --

    Has anyone else experienced this?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Yes. It is a fairly common side effect of several chemo drugs.

      over 5 years ago
    • Txblueeyes' Avatar

      This may sound odd, but it's really helped me! I am on TC for breast cancer, and I had a difficult time with mouth sores, and had sores in my throat that really bothered me, during my first round. I read that if you chew on ice during the first 5 minutes of Chemo, it helps to prevent the sores. I've done this for rounds 2 and 3, chewing ice for the first 10 minutes, and I really haven't had any problems. In fact, during round 2, I did not have any sores, did not have the metallic taste, nor did I lose my sense of taste. Round 3, I did not have any open sores...did feel some "bumps" and I did lose a little sense of taste, but still did not have the metallic taste. Round 1, I was miserable...my voice was even hoarse for a week. Now by simply chewing ice, things are much better. I have my last round this Monday...YEAH! If I find any differences, I'll post later! Good luck!

      over 5 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar

      Lucky so far no mouth sores but that is very good information to share with my chemo buddies and the nurses maybe something they don't know about either. I know alot of people with the mouth sores hope to help them.
      Thanks TX

      over 5 years ago
    • pinkheart7's Avatar

      My chemo hurts every thing in me for 2 weeks. Then 9 days of me again.Pinkheart7

      over 5 years ago

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