Mar 21, 2010 - 2:55 pm
I am a 58 year old man who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and CLL in August 2009. In the Fall of 2009, I did three rounds of Revlimid which did lower my MM cancer level significantly. In December 2009, I did a stem cell transplant which lowered my current cancer level to almost 0.
My problem began in January 2010 when I began having pain in my gums and teeth. This has worsened each week to the point where it has become very challenging. My oncologists do not believe it is related to the MM or CLL. I have been to 4 dentists (including a dental oncologist) who do not see anything wrong with my teeth. Conclusion is that I have had some nerve damage in my mouth from the chemotherapy. One doctor said this might last a year or longer.
Has anyone else heard about anything like this. Any ideas on how to relieve the pain which has become very difficult.