Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by Littlemo on Sun Nov 25, 2012 08:49 PM
by jon4156 on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:25 PM
by maggidimps on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:59 PM
Hi My husband has just finished his first six treatments of chemo- he had what he called tired restless and achy legs- he tried all the old remedys but nothing worked- henow takes a tablet every evening which works brilliantly- the medicine is for those sufferring from Parkinson disease -ask your GP as they are probably named differently in the UK
by jpearson472 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:02 AM
The best thing I have found for achy muscles is soaking in a hot bath. What has also worked wonders is riding a recumbant bike 15 miles every other day and lifting weights. It allows the body to work hard and feel close to normal
by Idyllwild on Mon Nov 26, 2012 01:09 AM
by bilbosgirl on Mon Nov 26, 2012 02:52 PM
Is he sure it's muscle aches as opposed to joint pain? My husband is on temodar and in his third month he really started to suffer from pain all over but he thinks its more in the joints (shoulders, hips, knees) than muscle pain.
We're trying to figure that one out right now, so I'm sorry I don't have an answer... hoping someone else might...
by number9 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 06:05 PM
Lovin your photo Littlemo!!!
Achy muscles ... ever hear of Biofreeze? It helped my Mom's discomfort. Bought it through Amazon and applied generously.
Also (sounds goofy but i am quite serious) I ordered full leg ice packs used for racing horses. Regular ice packs just were not cutting it on the comfort scale. My Mom's entire legs or arms would flare in pain, from skin to joint discomfort during her Temodar/Avastin timeline. So we extened the velcro on the ice packs for the horse legs to fit human legs. They were lifesavers for her.
When the pain kept increasing from there, Fentanyl patches came into play and were the best for her at that time.
There are many who never/rarely experience the muscle/joint/skin pain from treatments. And then there are those, like my Mom, who went off the scale in discomfort. Took alot of trial and error. Everyone is so different and comfort becomes very personal as to what helps and doesn't. Hoping what is shared above may help in some way.
Thinking of YOU!
by Littlemo on Mon Nov 26, 2012 09:54 PM
by herrmajo on Tue Nov 27, 2012 05:24 AM
for the nausea bananas helped alot!
by Littlemo on Tue Nov 27, 2012 04:51 PM
On Nov 27, 2012 5:24 AM herrmajo wrote: for the nausea bananas helped alot!
On Nov 27, 2012 5:24 AM herrmajo wrote:
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