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pain & muscle aches following surgery/radiation

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Joined: May 2001

Since my double mastectomy on June 1st I have been experiencing pains in my pelvis, buttocks, and upper thighs - it is not extremely painful but ever present aching. Advil, etc. do not seem to help - my scans prior to surgery were okay so I tend to believe this is something related to the surgery or post-radiation treatments - anyone else experience this? It reminds me of some people's description of fibromyalgia.

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Joined: Mar 2001

Fibromyalgia is a disease with many symptoms and so different for each and everyone. This disease is a result of trauma to the body, mind or soul. Doctor's are just learning about this disease. My pain specialist had traveled the world trying to gain some understanding of the pain that humans have to suffer. Remember it must be difficult for doctors to deal with everything cancer brings. They are treating on a cellular leve. It took me over 2 years to be diagnosed along with many other diseases. I know what it is like to live in agony. I refused to suffer so I kept harping on the things that ailed me. Eventually with time and a few doctors my concerns were addressed after many trial medications. Finally I had to start doing things for myself holistically and physically. Medication had far to many other sideaffects for me and exercise definitely helps me to keep mobile and cope with all I have to.
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