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Posted on: Jun 18, 2017 10:22PM

mn07 wrote:

I'd if anyone else has this but does anyone help have really bad pain like all over body pain with chemo? My bones hurt, my joints hurt, everything hurts?

Dx 6/9/2017, IDC: Tubular, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (DUAL) Chemotherapy 6/20/2017 Other Surgery Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jun 18, 2017 10:44PM wrenn wrote:

It would be helpful if you had your diagnosis and especially your treatment in your profile for people reading this and trying to help. Type of chemo and treatment number etc. Also, the meds you are taking for side effects. Once we understand more hopefully there will be more responses.

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 11/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 21, 2017 06:57AM Castigame wrote:

I have. Taxol is known to cause bone pain muscle pain and even nerve pain. I even had headache along w toothache . Both aches disappear after about week. I had 3 DD Taxol and one more to go. I figuratively have been crying murder since Taxol #1. I could not sleep for more than an hour for the first four days after #1. I begged for pain killers for #2 and got some relief. Advil, Tylenol, painkillers, all kinds of numbing creams , twice a day epsom salt bath i am sure I forgot something else. There is no single remedy for these types of pains. I make epsom salt scrub to plaster all of my body. Sing my favorite songs as long as I could. Rinse. Take my Ativan pills. This ritual gives me better sleep than wo the bath.


Mimi Dx 1/11/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes Dx 1/11/2017, IDC: Papillary/IDC: Cribriform, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy Chemotherapy 3/21/2017 Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/30/2017
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Jun 21, 2017 09:00AM - edited Jun 21, 2017 09:42AM by Diagnosisbreastcancer

I have pain in my hands and feet from Taxol with Herception. (I recently skipped 2 weeks of Taxol and then some of the pain went away and most of the finger numbness went away.) I have bone pain in my right foot that makes it difficult to walk sometimes... Apparently that's related to Taxol.

Acupuncture has helped ease the pain (he says it's related to the back). I also use a lotion that helps with pain (by Liberty Lixir).

Author of "How to Deal with a Cancer Diagnosis" book on Amazon.com Surgery 12/7/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 12/18/2016, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/10/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/24/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/20/2017 AC Targeted Therapy 4/19/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 4/19/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/9/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy 10/14/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jun 21, 2017 12:17PM Kicks wrote:

I agree with wrenn. Some info would be helpful as to what chemo you are doing as different ones vary differently for us with different experiences. I had no pain with either my neoadjuvant 4 DD A/C or my adjuvant 12 weekly Taxol. Are you having Neulasta shots? These can cause a lot of pain for some (again I had no pain at all with them). Claritin is supposed to help.

Dx 8/7/2009, IBC, Stage IIIC, 19/19 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/25/2009 AC Surgery 10/21/2009 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/11/2009 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/4/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jun 21, 2017 01:18PM MinusTwo wrote:

I agree with Wrenn & Kicks. Several posters have mentioned Herceptin. That can be causative also. Are they taking Perjeta too? Is it neo-adjuvant? It is 6 rounds of Taxotere or 12 weeks or Taxol?

Please ladies, go to My Profile and post your diagnosis & treatment and make sure it's public.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Aug 6, 2017 06:09AM - edited Aug 6, 2017 06:09AM by suzmaxey

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Suz Dx 8/8/2006, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-

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