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I just finished 3 rounds of FEC I am on nupegen injections, and am starting 3 rounds of Taxatere , the injections cause me lots of bone pain , what are the common side effects of Taxatere? Anyone have this??

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Stage 2B Patient almost 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2007
    Christina, I have never had these drugs so my suggestions to this are purely anecdotal. It seems like a lot of drugs we are given for breast cancer cause joint pain and bone pain. It is a common side effect of many of these drugs. I would certainly relate this to your doctor and see if modifications can be made to your treatment. Good luck to you and stay with this group. It's a great bunch of women who understand what we are all going through. We may have had different diagnosis as far as the type of breast cancer but we all understand what you are going through. You are safe here and we will support anyone who is going through treatment of this disease or have had this disease in the past.
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2011
    Is Taxetere the same as Taxol? I have two treatments of Taxol remaining and I also receive Neulasta shots to boost my white blood cell counts. I also experience the awful bone pain and soreness and recently told my onc that I believe it's the worst part if UHF treatment. He prescribed me 800 mg ibuprofen and told me to start 24 hours in advance. Also, claritin is supposed to help for bone pain. The claritin reps claim it's not officially in their literature yet but that it does work. So last time I started both meds 24 hours in advance and the pain seemed better, more manageable at least. For me it's only about 48 hours before the pain is gone.
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Patricia Stoop Profile
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    Étude du cancer du sein
    I had severe bone pain too due to neupogen and taxol. I hear Claritin helps. I used morphine and gravol eventually because nothing helped and I felt like someone was jamming hot pokers in my bones. I still ache a lot after Herceptin even. Hope you find a solution.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2012
    Christina, I'm about to have the last of 6 ACT treatments -- Adriamycin, Cytoxin, and Taxotere. I've had trouble with Taxotere since my first treatment, but if you read other posts you'll see that some people just sail through it. The side effects I've had include leg swelling, red spots on my torso/arms/face (they sting but don't itch), and the equivalent of head allergies (drippy nose, sinus, etc.) I also get a Neulasta shot the day after chemo. Between the two, I have had terrible bone pain. After treatments 1-3 it was my legs that hurt. The last two treatments it has been my torso -- ribs, hips, shoulders. Fortunately it doesn't last the entire 3 weeks between treatments -- more like 4-5 days. My onc also is very insistent that I stay on top of all side effects, so I get decent pain medicine that gets me through it. So are there "common" side effects of Taxotere? I think everyone's different. But throughout my chemo when I've raised the issue of various side effects, the docs and nurses all nod their heads and say "Taxotere."
    almost 8 years Flag
    • Christina Archambault Profile
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      Stage 2B Patient

      Thank you I will look into pain meds

      almost 8 years Flag
    • Christina Archambault Profile
      anonymes
      Stage 2B Patient

      Thank you I will look into pain meds

      almost 8 years Flag

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