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      Kellybird (Best Answer!)

      Did he by any chance get the neulasta shot or patch on his arm? At about that time after chemo I get really bad back pain, like stabbing pains in my lower back. It happens every time I get teh neulasta so now I at least know what its from. I take one oxycodone only when I am in bad pain for the day and it does help some.

      11 months ago
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      SueRose

      The decadron steroid from chemo amps me up and I am restles with the hot and cold flashes all night long. Last night I took a benedryll and slept really well. I drink a lot of water to help my stomach too.

      11 months ago
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      rene2

      I know this post is from 3 months ago and my answer won't apply to the original poster, but it may help someone else who sees this thread. My oncologist told me the Neulasta causes bone and joint pain and that her patients have reported that Claritin helps those symptoms better than anything else. I had forgotten this bit of information and about 3 days after the Neulasta shot I suddenly had shooting pains up my back and down my legs. It got really bad and scared me. Then I remembered the Claritin and I took it. Huge difference! I took it with two Motrin and the pain subsided significantly. I took the Claritin for 4 days and then stopped. I took only the Claritin after my next treatment and shot and the pains were much milder. I just decided to take the Claritin every day throughout my treatment and I really had almost no pains from the Neulasta shot after that.

      8 months ago
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    Hi all my hubby starts chemotherapy on Monday and would value any tips and advice you could share.

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      Whitey61

      Agree, we are all here to help each other thru our journeys.. everybody handles chemo differently, a younger person in good physical condition is going to handle it better than an older folk that isn't, underlying existing medical conditions can also effect treatment symptoms, the important thing to remember is chemo has come a long way over the years, he will be given premeds to take few days before infusion to possibly include steroids?, And a series of anti nausea meds just before his treatments, he will also be given take home meds to use as needed...I can honestly say although I am 61 in good physical condition otherwise ,after being on some of the worse chemo..ie: the Platinum drugs for almost a year I never had one day of nausea, sickness, had a great appetite, and never even lost my hair... Fatigue is the biggie...it will hit him a few days after treatment and can last a couple days...but bounce right back, just in time for the next infusion..lol..best of luck to him and we are here to help..the cancer solidarity.

      11 months ago
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      Donnab911

      I hope his treatment goes fast& painless. If you have any questions, even if they might seem silly ask your doctor. I don't know how I would have made it without my Doctor. Tell your husband to try& relax& if he is unsure of anything they are doing to speak up. Above all get as much rest as he can & I will be praying for him& your family.

      11 months ago
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      Schlegel

      Take a sweater with you. Most infusion centers are purposely kept cool.

      11 months ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Day of treatment was long 8 hrs in total. Days 2 and 3 constipation was the side effect. Day 5 extreme fatigue hit with bad lower back pain. Now on day 8 and no let up. Can't sleep even though so tired and the lower back pain is making it worse.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port)