Jan 05, 2013 - 9:36 am
Hi all, I've been experiencing a lot of joint/muscle pain and wondering if anyone can shed some light.
Here's my story. In 1994 was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer on right side and had A/C followed by radiation. In 2005 was diagnosed wistent age 2 BC on left side and was given Taxotere, again followed by radiation. In 2010 I started experiencing progressively worsening joint pain. I started seeing a Rheumatologist. She prescribed Meloxocam which didn't realty help and finally Etodolac. Last March, ugh, I was diagnosed with stage 1 BC on right side. Finally had bilateral mastectomy (I was 30 when first diagnosed and terrified of mastectomy so it took 3 times before I was forced into it!). Maybe because of the surgeries (in the midst of reconstruction now) and the pain meds from those it has not bEnn bad. I am recently having the joint pain come back. It's debilitating and exhausting. By end of the day I'm so tired after working that all I want to do is sleep but can't sleep comfortably. Sorry for long explanation. I feel that all of the chemo and rad are taking a toll on my body and am wondering if anyone else is experiencing this. I've seen some older posts but nothing recent so wanted to bring it up again. anyinsight would be helpful!