Jul 17, 2010 - 3:05 pm
While reading the thread about Lymphadema (ankle swelling), I noticed a lot of people mentioned aching in their legs and hips - especially at night while sleeping. I too have had this problem since about halfway through my treatment. To me it feels like the growing pains I used to get in my legs when I was an adolescent. They are often disruptive to my sleep and I have to take Ibuprophen, or Tylenol, or a leftover pain pill to get any sleep. As Priscilla mentioned, the doctors seem very unconcerned about it. I asked if I should get a bone density scan and 2 of my 3 doctors just kind of shrugged and said it wasn't necessary but I could if I wanted. Obviously, I am not itching to go and get an unnecessary medical test - I have had my fill of doctors and tests! But, I just thought it was interesting that so many of us have the same symptoms...
I did have ankle and foot puffiness when I was in the hospital, but that went away once I was released and was up on my feet.