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    cbutinski asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Leg pain due to Chemo?

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      Miriam

      I am six months out of chemo and still have some neuropathy in my hands and feet. Also I have experienced leg and joint pain that started during chemo. My right leg is still painful which has limited me from walking as an exercise. I limp a little but it has gotten better over time. I am taking Tramadol and Advil for the pain. I am optimistic this will continue to get better with time. Hang in there and talk to your doctor.

      almost 5 years ago
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      blondie

      The chemo and radiation destroyed my balance. Had to take rehab to walk again. Had no blood clots or gout in my legs via bone density and ultrasound of my legs. Using a cane when I am tired or it is bad weather outside. Recently discovered that I have bone spurs in my lumbar spine. Am taking gabapentin (1 in morning, 2 at lunch, and 3 at bedtime) for muscle spasms.

      almost 5 years ago
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      You do not say what type of pain. I had bad muscle aches for several months. Are you on an Aromatase Inhibitor? They sure cause pain. Talk to your Onc. Good luck! At least we are here to complain! But you want to be sure this isn't serious.

      almost 5 years ago
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    cbutinski asked a questionBreast Cancer

    How's the new hair doing?

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      princess123

      Go ahead and color your hair. It will make you feel better. If the cancer come back you will lose it again. Or you could get hit by a bus and none of this could happen.
      Just do whatever makes you feel good about yourself. Mine has more salt than pepper now that enough is back I look like a little boy with a buzz cut. I have never seen my hair like this because I always colored it.

      about 5 years ago
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      SueRae1

      Do what makes you feel good about yourself. It took me some time to realize that for me hair and hair color was not important. I have (had) thin straight hair (but you can not believe how much hair I had) which I had buzzed right after treatment started - it was about 40% white(silver). I wish I could say the fear would go away, but it doesn't, we just learn to put in prescriptive and live life to the fullest, survival is a gift- and remember the old saw "looking good is the best revenge"

      about 5 years ago
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      CarrieD

      Hi, you have received some good advice here. If changing your hair makes you happy, do it NOW!!! Don’t let this experience control you. You control you!!! I’ve had to deal with this monster at the age of 31, 36 and then again after 18 years. Have fun, today, tomorrow or forever!!! I know it is hard, but we can do it!!!

      about 5 years ago
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