Zoledronic Acid Infusion

Hi, Its my first post on here and would like to ask a question with regard to Zoledronic acid infusion. I am due my first session next week and I’m a little worried as its now 3 months since my Chemo and Radiotherapy finished, I had to inject my stomach after each chemo for 5 days at a time and this left my hips and legs with very bad aches and pains, I still have this and weak legs causing me to fall now 5 times for no apparent reason and find it very difficult to get up without support. Will I experience the same symptoms again with Zoledronic acid, adding to the aches and weakness I’m still experiencing. And should I mention this at my appointment before having the infusion? thank you for reading this.

Hi Frigiliana

Thanks for posting. This sounds like a difficult time for you, and it’s understandable you would like to know whether your next treatment is likely to cause similar aches and pains to those you are experiencing now. 

Zoledronic acid may cause flu like symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, fatigue, shivering and fever. These can last for a few days and your treatment team can advise you about taking mild pain relief to help. You can read more about this treatment and potential side effects in the link. 

I wonder if you have mentioned your symptoms and recent falls to your treatment team. If not, you could contact your breast care nurse to let her know and explain your concerns about beginning zoledronic acid. It would also be a good idea to mention these at your appointment before your infusion.   

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