Herceptin- pain in leg after injection



I’ve had my 4th injection today, my last one was 30th April it was stopped due to my heart function being low. I’m having pain in my leg where the injection has gone in, not had it before.

Thanks in advance for your advice 

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Sorry Kelsi, reply a bit late. I have had 8 rounds of Herceptin, normally IV through the portocath they inserted for the chemo. One week they offered me a leg (or stomach) injection (which saves about 45 mins time). The next day my whole leg hurt (like badly bruised) for 24 hrs and I was limping quite badly. I went straight back to having it IV through the portacath after that. I do have stiffness in my calves and feet first thing every day, but that eases off after a couple of hours. Are you still getting the problem?