cramping a year after chemo / breast cancer

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cramping a year after chemo / breast cancer

by pipperpain on Tue Nov 27, 2012 02:02 PM

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I am a stage 4  breast cancer survivor.  diagnosed in feb 2011.  My major problem is cramping in calves, thighs and fingers never had cramping problems before.  It is major painful because the cancer treatment has slowed me down immensely and it takes several minutes to get in a standing position to put pressure on the cramped area.  Anyone else with these problems, or any solutions, besides eat bananas..  any suggestions appreciated

RE: cramping a year after chemo / breast cancer

by Becoming1 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 05:36 AM

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Sorry, primary suggestion was eat bananas.  One a day has worked for me.

Maybe you could try Vita Coco?  I see it in most supermarkets these days.  It's coconut water from green coconuts.

RE: cramping a year after chemo / breast cancer

by JoyceJJL on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:15 PM

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I had chemo in 2008  stage 3b breast cancer with radiation and now am taking fermara, But for the last 4 months I have had terrible cramping.  Seems like it wouldnt be doing it now tho. But last night it was in my upper leg and there was nothing I could do to stop it, and it killed me.  Yes I have had cramps in legs, and thighs and hands earlier on tho.  I cant eat bananas tho:(  Are you on hormone pills?

RE: cramping a year after chemo / breast cancer

by pipperpain on Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:34 AM

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THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE, I am on esterogen blockers.   The cramps have subsided considerably.  I was and am hooked on Mountain Dew.  4 cans a day.  i have given it up for gator ade.  The bananas did not seem to help enough.  Two days ago i woke up with one but it was minor, first one in several days, what a relief.  The armidex did a number on my bones so i can't get up quick to stand down and relieve the pain, but as i said they seeem to have subsided.  and i lied, I still sneak a moountain dew occasionally just never 4 a day anymore.  lol

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