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Filgrastim injections


Re: Filgrastim injections

Hello PurpleCat

Thank you for posting. It sounds as if you are having a difficult time with the pain you are having.

Filgrastim can cause a number of side effects including pain. I wonder if you have told your treatment team how you are struggling with the pain after giving yourself the injection. If not it would be a good idea to contact them for advice. If paracetamol isn’t helping it may be useful to try another type of pain relief such as ibuprufen if you are able to take this.

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Filgrastim injections


I have just had my third cycle of chemo and I am given the filgrastim injections to do at home, by day 4 and 5 I am really struggling with the pain in my back and chest, is there anything I can do to ease the pain? I have been using a hot water bottle which helps but paracetamol doesn't seem to help much.

Thank you x