• TNBC Cranial Pain

    Asked by Dorialicia23 on Sunday, May 19, 2019

    TNBC Cranial Pain

    I went through the 2nd Round of Chemo this week. Wow, all of my hair fell out, and my cranium is so sore. This is the sickest thus far, I have felt. All symptoms decided to appear. Vomiting, Diarrhea, headache, and nausea.
    All I can do is get plenty of rest and take all meds prescribed.
    Question on loosing my hair? How can you ease the cranial pain?
    Dori

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • junie1's Avatar
      junie1

      first of all,, let me say How Very Sorry I am that you are going thur all this. I have been DX with Breast Cancer for the 3rd time in 25 years. This time it was just 5 moths ago,, before that it was in 2014. and before that it was 1994.
      The side effects are thw worst,, I agree.
      im not sure how to help the cranial pain. when I had my first treatment, I had y head shaved, for it was starting to fall out. I didn't have any pain after that. but id would call my doctor or the urse for advice.
      good Luck to you,, Blessings, and Prayers coming your way

      5 months ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hello, I'm an oncology nurse and the pain and sensitivity that accompanies alopecia can be eased by a cool compress. There are cooling caps on the market to assist with chemotherapy induced alopecia (CIA). However, if all hair is gone then a cool compress will help dial down the sensitivity.

      5 months ago
    • Kylerem's Avatar
      Kylerem

      Hi. My scalp was also very sensitive when my hair first fell out. The nurses suggested washing my head gently with a warm compress morning and night. I also wore soft caps all of the time. This was especially helpful at night as the rubbing on the pillow made my head sore if I didn’t have the cap on. Both of these things did help but it took a couple of weeks before the soreness completely went away.

      5 months ago
    • Angelaine's Avatar
      Angelaine

      It has been 6 years since my hair fell out. I had my hair cut short and i kept one spot of hair. The weight of it drove me crazy. I used cool washcloths on my head. I also kept my hair spot short. I wore an angel cap at my house, a clean one at night. I will keep you in prayer. May this pass.

      5 months ago
    • BudBandit's Avatar
      BudBandit

      I was prescribed fentanyl (sp) time release patch and morphine(liquid,with syringe squirt) for anything inbetween .

      5 months ago
    • ValorieD's Avatar
      ValorieD

      My scalp was very tender during hair loss. It also seems to be tender around the same time after each chemo treatment. I tried some different things topical things to relieve the pain. I now use Copaiba (the brand I use is doTerra) essential oil, a few drops in the morning on my scalp after my shower. It is also called Copaifera.

      5 months ago
    • MLT's Avatar
      MLT

      My scalp gets very sore each time I lose my hair. I use a shampoo that has tea tree and peppermint oils. Sometimes the hair follicles get infected, then I use Triacynolone cream, perscription. Right now it is teasing me again, seem to lose it every 6 mths, but I have been on the same chemo for a year.

      5 months ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar
      petieagnor

      Hi Dori. Sorry to hear of all you discomfort. I also got sores. The oncologist said it was the Ph level in my body from the Taxol. He recommended shampooing with Head & Shoulders using the travel size since I wouldn't need much since I didn't have any hair. It worked. I've lost my hair 3 times & this has happened with other drugs. I don't remember suffering as much as being aggravated. I did get a burr so there was no pulling of the hair. Good luck with all of the suggestions.

      5 months ago

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