I have also been suffering with hip pain, it is awful. I am also getting aches and pains in other joints. I am taking letrozole, I asked the bcn about the pains and also hot flushes. She said I could stop taking the letrozole for 2 weeks, if the pains then subside they will try some other drug.
I have been told letrozole is one of the best drugs to be on, so I am a bit apprehensive about coming off it. Hope this is helpful. Janet
I have also had hip pain since my chemo. I am taking Letrozole and have put it down to this as other joints also painful. However all of these joins improve with exercise, as much as possible.
I had rib and should pain like you more severe at night, about 5 months after my chemo, maybe 2/3 after radio, I was stage 3 when I was diagnosed as it had spread to my lymphs so have every right to worry about bone mets. But was refused a bone scan by my medical team, they think my pain is a result of the radio therapy, here's hoping they're right. I know it's worrying waiting for the results but try and take some comfort from the fact the team are doing the tests to confirm.My mum's best friend was diagnosed with bone mets in Oct last year (secondaries) and we thought the prognosis was bleak, it's not well documented that it can be controlled for long periods of time (decades even) while getting the news is awful we took comfort in some of the positive stories we were told. I'm curious, can I ask how you managed to persuade them to give you a bone scan? I had to fight with a nurse just to get an appointment who kept telling me to take paracetomol for the pain... eventually I demanded to see a consultant but he didn't seem too concerned. I'd have rather had another scan just to be certain, but I didn't push it because I felt like I'd cause enough hassle getting the appointment in the first place. Good luck with the results. I hope it's good news, it's the worrying and waiting which is the worst and nothing any of us can say can lessen that. But we can listen and understand what you are going though your in our thoughts, please let us know what happens x
Sorry to read about your worries. Well in theory yes it could be bone mets so soon after chemo, but it's very unlikely. Good you had a bone scan today, if there is anything it will show up. I know it's horrible and this fear of mets is something we somehow have to learn to live with. I'm 2.5 years since DX and have some "funny" pain in my left hip / thigh I'm going to see my consultant about next week. Other ladies years down the line say it gets easier with time, and one lady 14 years after DX said to me "you kind of forget", still waiting for this to happen. It's all perfectly normal, to feel every twinge and ache, we are now very sensitive to these things. Hope all is well xxx