i had chemotherapy in 2006. in 2007 about 3 months after final treatment, i started getting joint pain, beginning in my fingers. some times all my joints hurt, especially at night. gabapentin helps some, as does lyrica. I still have too much pain with the neurontin. tried a higher dose of lyrica and just went to sleep, couldn't function. the joint pain has gotten progressivdely worse over the last 14 months. i would think it would be getting better, not worse. i had 6 treatment of carboplatin and I think tamoxifin. i am female, age 50 with other health issues (fatigue, diabetes). any ideas for relieving the pain and long term prognosis?
Firstly you need to get a bone scan done. Discuss the reports with your doctor and post them to us too.
Discuss this in detail with your oncologist then, and then decide what is the best option in your specific case. Do not take any medications without consultation with your oncologist/ breast specialist.
Your doctor might put you on calcium and other supplements and also get some tests done most probably.
Let us know how you are doing and keep us posted about what your doctor advises.
I was undergoing chemo for Cuteanous T Cell lymphoma, we tried several types during an eight month period including doxil, pentastatin,gemzybabine coupled with another which i cannot spell or remember.Its been three months sinced my last chemo and i am in so much pain.The pain is in my shoulders,elbows,back of neck and lately my hips,am awaken several times at night in pain,I hardly know how to sleep.The pain is so much I cant sit for to long because i am way to stiff and in pain to walk off.I dont know how long this is going to last but my oncolagist never mentioned this long ongoing pain after chemo.
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