• When does the pain stop after chemo and rad?

    Asked by sbmontgomery on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    When does the pain stop after chemo and rad?

    I finished my round of chemo and rad. a little over a year ago. I still have joint, muscle and bone pain. Some days I get up and everything hurts. I walk when I can thinking the more I move the better it would get. The next day I am in so much pain. Does this pain ever completely go away. The doctor has me on pain pills when I need them. Usually I take anywhere from 2 to 10 per week. Does anyone else have this problem. What did or what are you doing about it.

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    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      You and me both my friend. I'm 5 months out. There have been times when I've over exerted myself and have suffered the concequences afterwards. However, I have noticed that I'm getting more muscle back and the time spent being sore is getting shorter. Healing time and after effects of treatment vary from person to person. Continue communicating any symptoms to your doc. Hang in there. Hugs.

      about 7 years ago
    • LuckyDogs' Avatar

      I agree the time to recover varies by person and treatment, age, diet, all sorts of factors. I am coming up on three years from the last chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer and still have occasional joint pain and aches. More frequently still get tired more easily than I used to. Have faith, remain positive and focus on less strenuous exercise and eliminating foods from your diet that may contribute to your symptoms. For me it was grains and carbs.

      about 7 years ago
    • DaveWaz's Avatar


      Hang in there! Your question reminded me of our experience pages. There is one on chemotherapy and also on radiation therapy. There are a lot of personal insights from WhatNexters - perhaps you will find one or both helpful.


      Best wishes,

      about 7 years ago

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