Jul 19, 2011 - 10:33 pm
Husband had round 5 of chemo today and we met with the nurse practioner of our Medical Oncologist. We had told her last week Jeff was having pain in his lower right leg, it is the same pain that he had 6-12 months ago when he was diagnosed with a sciatic nerve. He was told last week to take Advil and the pain should subside. Well the pain has gotten worse, so we brought it up again. The NP said not to worry but she ordered an ultrasound for tomorrow to check for blood clots. So of course I am worried...I love when docs say don't worry, easier said than done. So I came home and consulted with Dr. Google and have found a few articles about chemotherapy an sciatic nerve pain. It makes sense to me that if chemo can cause neuropathy then it can aggrivate a pre-existing sciatic nerve pain. Anyone else out there dealing with this, or has dealt with this? Any tips and tricks on how we can alleviate the pain? They gave us Tramadol.