Just had second Docetaxel today. After the last time and pain in legs Oncologist has put me on Gabapentine, bit worried because they will knock me out apparently, but been told to take them tomorrow (day2) before the pain starts, last time it was from day 3-8 but it did go away.. Promise! Warm baths and warm pads helped.
Good luck BC buddies xx
Saw the doc last night and he said it's basically my bone marrow trying to repair itself, and yes due to the immunity injection. I took Ibruprofen and paracetamol and today I woke up feeling quite normal. I've always been so fit and healthy I just never realised the effects it would have on my body. These are the side effects which aren't highlighted as much. Good news is I now know how to deal with the pain and will take painkillers a day before to prepare. Its certainly a learning curve!! x
Blimey not sure, need to read up on my notes. I've scheduled an appt this evening with my onc so will hit with a load of questions. Thanks for taking the time to respond to me, appreciate it x
Hi, I had my first round of FEC Docetaxel chemo on the 7th July 2015. The first few days I was fine as the steroids kicked in and I managed ok, but days 6/7/8 post chemo, my hips and leg are throbbing and very uncomfortable to sit/lie/stand. I am seeing the doc tonight but wondered if anyone else was having these problems. Any suggestions or advice is warmly welcome. Thank you x