Apr 12, 2002 - 4:23 pm
More than 6 weeks after my last taxatere treatment, I still have fairly weird "side effects": fairly severe edema in my ankles & up into my calves, very painful muscles, sort of all over (only when I move) and, of course, toe and finger neuropathy -- which is the only symptom I have heard about. I also seem to bruise easily. My oncologist & my own research have found no reports of these kinds of problems -- which didn't even start til the last treatment -- as taxatere side effects. Heart and lungs have been checked just in case and are ok. All through treatment (mastectomy, 4 AC cycles, axcillary node dissection, 4 taxatere cylcles), I looked forward to feeling better by this time. (I've started radiation so I know there will be other effects.)But I'm getting worried that the return to rigorous physical activity that I'd looked forward to may NEVER happen. Has anyone had any symptoms like these...? Any info would be much appreciated.