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Neupogen bone and muscle pain

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bkelli2000
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Hi my name is Kellli I am 42 years old .I have Inflammatory breast cancer.Estrogen, Progesterone, nodal, and her2 positive. I did one round of AC chemo and then my white blood cells dropped to 0.3  I just finished 5 days of the shot Neupogen the pain in my body is head to toe and is horrific. Bone pain muscle pain at about an 8. I have a high pain tolerance and had few issues with chemo but it was toleraable. Has anyone else had this reaction to this shot? it is hard for me to even walk. If you have taken Neupogen also did you have to do it after every round of chemo? I don't know how to tolerate this pain any longer.

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carkris
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I always got neulasta the day after AC. I had minimal pain, but others have had sucess taking claritin for a few days. approved by their oncs. Can you take ibuprophen? ask your doc about pain meds. sorry you are in pain. hugs

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bkelli2000
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I have tried the Claratin ibu ect. nothing is touching the pain. Not sure why my body is reacting like this. thanks

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starynights
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Joined: Mar 2013

I was told by my chemo nurse to take the Claritin the day before and five days after. I get mine on Monday so Ill let you know how it works for me. Pray I dont have to get it but once.

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starynights
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I was told by my chemo nurse to take the Claritin the day before and five days after. I get mine on Monday so Ill let you know how it works for me. Pray I dont have to get it but once.

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Angie2U
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Have you talked to your oncologist about giving you something stronger for the pain?  Maybe a patch?  I hope you get some relief.

 

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Snowkitty
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Joined: Jun 2010

Three years ago, I was supposed to take Neupogen for 10 days.  Quit at day 5 because of the pain.  Doc told me to take ibprophen and that did the trick.

I remember from day one of the first shot, I felt achy; a little more with each daily shot. Didn't relate it to the shot till the pain got so bad at day 5, I couldn't even speak.  Just whimpered.

I went thru the rest of chemo without the Neupogen.

 

Take care, Cindy

 

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