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Body Ache experiment

catwink22's picture
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I was wondering if anyone is currently experiencing body aches from Neupagen or Neulasta and would drink iced tea & see if it lessens or stops the aches?

I recently received high doses of Neupagen for stem cell collection. I received two shots every day for 7 days. I was warned that I would have painful body aches from it, I didn't get them until day 6.

That evening my family had game night, I joined in hoping to take my mind off the aches. My daughter brought me an iced sweet tea that I drank while playing. I started to feel better and by the end of the night the body aches were gone....and so was the tea.

I started thinking back over the week and realized I had consumed an iced tea every day except for day 5, coincidence??

While my stem cells were being collected I was given 3 high dose shots of Neupagen and was told I "will feel like crap". I drank iced tea that evening & was joking about when am I going to start feeling like crap?! I never did.

I also take a Claritin pill every day I'm getting the shots & for a few days after.

I'm curious to know if the iced tea will prevent/stop body aches for others or if it's just my own weird body reaction?

If anyone finds that this works (or doesn't) please let me know?

Hope it does!!!


Sal0101's picture
Posts: 133
Joined: Sep 2015

i took Claritan after the neupogen/neulasta shots and they did help.  If I had read your post during that time, I certainly would have had a few glasses of Iced Tea Each day!  If it works for you I say continue!  Not to mention it's a nice refreshing summer drink! 


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Sandy Ray
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Joined: May 2017

Well I am on Neulasta but I have only had some annoying muscle aches no crazy pain like I have read on some post. But if I even get the aches again I will be your guinea pig. Hey I am taking a lot of things worse than iced tea. It is worth a shot even if does not work. On the upside maybe some of the aches and pains would be gone.

Thanks for the idea. Not sure I am holding out a lot of hope but stranger things have happened.

Wish you the best in your journey.

Sandy Ray

dana-mihaela's picture
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Joined: Sep 2016

I just took Tylenol for bone pain after first Neupogen shot. After that I did not experience any pain anymore. And I don't like Iced Tea :) so I cannot prove you right.

Good luck to you!


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