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I have the role of doing research regarding my sister's stage IIIc ovarian cancer. She had her first chemotherapy on Friday (Taxol in the morning and something else in the afternoon) and was given anti-nausea medication for two days, which worked. However, she is now experiencing very severe bone pain and queasiness.
Her oncologist prescribed 5 mg. vicoden, whidh doesn't seem very helpful. Would it be possible for you to provide a list of possible pain medications and, perhaps, anti-queasiness meds so that she can discuss these with her oncologist? Thanks for your attention.
Dear Lila, Thank you for being your sister's advocate.
For bone pain consider the following:
-non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen
-something stronger than vicodan such as hydromorphone
-elavil or another tricyclic antidepressant which gives relief from pain in nerve endings
-emend (see Merck website
glutamine may help taking it before and after chem
discuss it with the doctor and ask him if it is neuropathy pain. If so ask him if ok for her to try simple glutamine over the counter (NOT glucosamine). It has helped prevent neuropathy for my sister for 7 years on and off chemo.
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