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Neulasta

Considering the Neulasta shot within 24 hours of chemo.  Seems to be a lot of side affects regarding bone pain.
Trying to decide if it's really necessary with the neupogen shot available later.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Thank you
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415684 tn?1257332918
Neupogen shots are generally given daily for 5 to 7 days.

Neulasta is one shot.

Also, and I am not sure if this helps with side effects, BUT I get the shot in my "belly" as opposed to the arm.  Actually, the shot is given just below the waist.  I grab an inch of fat (no problem, there) and squeeze it, and the nurse gives me the shot.  I don't feel the shot hardly at all.  Most women get it in the arm, but I worked for oncologists and many patients there preferred it in the "belly".  It has worked great for me.

Personally, I would NOT go without the shot since I have little pain associated with it.
I am blessed in that regard.

Judy C
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408448 tn?1286887421
I had some bone pain while in chemo, but I think most of mine was from the Taxol.  Like Judy, I had little if any side effect from the Neulasta.  It kept my counts close enough to normal so that I got all treatments as scheduled.  Good luck. Marie
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349465 tn?1289085364
I think some people attribute the bone pain that comes with the chemo, to Neulasta.  The bone pain I had on carbo/taxol was intense.  I didn't have the Neulasta shot. My ONC was opposed to using it unless it was entirely necessary.  IOW, he didn't use it as a precautionary drug.
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