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    LadyV asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Back pain

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      Kirvin

      I have not experienced back pain. When I was diagnosed Stage 4 OV in January 2016, I didn't have any symptoms that couldn't be attributed to some other issue. I would discuss it with my doctor and get his or her recommendation. I agree with everyone that stretching exercises are really helpful and also reduce stress, which is such a huge problem with this disease. But be sure to ask your doctor about it.

      over 3 years ago
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      BoiseB

      I did not have ovarian cancer however my esophageal cancer did metastasized to my ovaries. So that is sort of the same problems. Four years out I am having the same problem as you describe. I mentioned it to my gyn-oncologist and she suggested that since I was already had a membership at the YMCA, that I take one of their 4 cancer programs. I am waiting to start in two weeks. I am already in two arthritis classes. And I can now walk (with my walker almost a mile) I can walk with a walking staff about half a mile. Consult with your Dr. to see if this might be for your. Both my PCP and my gyn-oncologists recommend this program.

      over 3 years ago
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      geekling

      BoiseB!
      My phone has a pedometer.
      When we met and walked at Camelback Park, we and your walking staff walked almost TWO miles!
      That also includes the trek from the truck to the restaurant, lol, but up the hill and down again you stretched yourself tremendously.
      Big gentle hugz, deepest respect, and ever abiding love

      over 3 years ago
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    LadyV asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Alimta/Pemetrexed

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      LiveWithCancer

      I was given Alimta, along with carboplatin and Avastin. I was very sick when getting this combination of drugs. No anti-nausea drug we tried worked, unfortunately. I was very fatigued as well. I cannot, though, say what drug was responsible for my side effects.

      I do not remember feeling like I needed to burp, but couldn't, but it has been 4 years or so since I was treated with that drug.

      Wishing you the best and praying the treatment works!

      about 4 years ago
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      barryboomer

      Try just drinking Smoothies from Fruits and Veggies for a week and see if you are better...Lots of water also.....

      about 4 years ago
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      cards7up

      I've had carbo/alimta twice. I took prilosec to avoid the burping. I also took Benadryl for the runny eyes and nose as needed. For me it was the overwhelming fatigue. No way around that.

      about 4 years ago