Sorry to hear you are suffering with pain. I did not try either Claritan-d or supplements. For me the pain got progressively more severe. I hope you are able to find relief. Keep me.posted how you make out. Wishing you the best.
Supplements to minimize (?) chemo side effects
I'm on the carbo/taxol mix and had my second treatment last week. I had a lot of traveling muscle/joint/bone pain. I tried to pre-treat with clairton (but maybe it should have been clairton-d?), but still suffered for about 5 days. I'm looking into trying L-Glutamine powder. Has anyone had success with this or other supplements?
My big side effect was hrroble leg, foot & ankle pain. The Saturday after first treatment was truly ffrightening. Also was on the taxol/carbo. As I understand it form the case manager I had, the Clarita only helps w/deep bone pain caused by neupognia or other drugs given to realise white blood count. With my oncologists blessing, I drugged myself. Usually had chemo on Thursday, ok to go to work on Friday. Started taking full dose of Narco Friday night. Saturday was my bad day, so full dose all day Saturday. Half dose Sunday. Then back to ibuprofen except occasionally at night. That's how I got through my 6 rounds of t/c. Good luck. I hope you find what works for you.
I had muscle/joint pain for a few days when I was on the carbo/taxol regimen. I also took L-Glutamine powder primarily to boost RBC count. I don't think it did anything for the muscle/joint pain. I took Ibuprophen during the day and Tylenol with benedryl to get to sleep at night. Good luck. I hope you find some relief.
I was hospitalized after my first chemo, due to the pain. They gave me morphine and zofran for the nausea. The morphine didn't touch the pain. When I had my second treatment, I asked my doctor was I could do for the pain, since pain meds didn't help. I took warm baths daily, used a heating pad, and pain medicine. But, i could count on many sleepless nights.