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    birdsister asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Lymphedema

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      moonmaiden

      Possibly a side effect of the broken bone?
      Don't delay seeing a doc and getting sorted out.

      6 months ago
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      CASSIEME1

      THERE ISalways a possibility. I once had a patient that had lymphedema on her entire right side.. a breast cancer survivor. research it.

      6 months ago
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      LymphActivist

      Was the broken shoulder on your left side? If so, it is possible that the swelling of your legs and feet are due to interrupted lymphatic return, or diminished venous return due to the shoulder trauma or treatment. Lymphatic drain from both lower limbs and the left side of your body connects with the venous system in the left subclavicular region.

      6 months ago
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    Side Effects (Pain): Increase in knee and back pain

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    birdsister asked a questionBreast Cancer

    femara and worsening of osteoarthritis

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      karen1956

      I had horrid joint pain on Arimidex and on Femara. Gabapentin helped some with the joint pain as well as ibuprofen. when I was on Aromasin, I didn't have as bad joint pain, but I had other side effects.

      almost 2 years ago
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      Beatrice

      I finally got referred to a pain clinic and not a day goes by I don't bless them. I still have nerve pain from the surgery/reduction (May 2013) and from the joint pain - really awful joint pain - and they prescribed percocet. It worked really well until I started the femara. I did try gabapentin but not only did it add to the brain fog of the AI, it put me to sleep all the time. It did help the pain though, if I just weren't so sleepy all the time. A pain clinic can prescribe the "REAL Pain Meds" as barryboomer says. Your doctor won't. Get a referral. Also you can get a prescription compounded cream that actually works. None of the otc do and I've tried them all. This compounded cream I use on finger joints that just scream and within a few minutes... relief. I never knew such a thing was available and I've seen a rheumatologist for 10 years who never told me about it.

      almost 2 years ago
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      barryboomer

      There is Pain Management with mixing and matching short and long acting Morphine Compounds and anti inflammatory meds that actually work. The Most a regular Doc will give is a few Vicodin and that won't take away a bad headache.

      almost 2 years ago
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    Celebration (Platelet count normal): Had a repeat blood draw yesterday and everything is normal