Docetaxel pain unbearable


i had my first cycle of Docetaxel last Wednesday and I’m now in unbearable body pain - is this normal? It was at its worst last night and I’ve only slept every 20 mins or so as the pain keeps waking me up. Pain killers aren’t helping and I don’t know what to do as no one is answering the chemo helpline as it’s a bank holiday. Can anyone help / advise please? 

Jussie, does it feel like your bones are being squeezed in a vice? Do phone your rapid response number and check with your team, that won’t be shut because it’s band holiday. A lot of us did use Epsom salt baths and that did ease the bone pains for a lot of us, didn’t take tge bone pain away completely but did ease it a bit. But please do check with your rapid response number, they are the experts and have seen every scenario during patients chemo everyone’s different and has different chemo se’s :two_hearts: :two_hearts: :sparkles: :sparkles: Shi xx

Is the pain all over and in your joints? From my experience, it was normal for me. It will get a bit better in the next few days. Can you speak to your GP and get some more pain meds? I remember taking paracetamol, ibuprofen and codeine. A warm bath might help too and if you can bear it, maybe a little walk? I hope the pain subsides for you really soon x