How long does pain last after having neulasta injection after chemo treatment for breast cancer?
Question posted by d4 on 8 Oct 2010
Last updated on 5 April 2022 by SunnyDi
My pain lasted about 3 days. 13 years later and still no side effects. Maybe I was a lucky one. I had 2 injections, a week apart following the "red devil" chemos.
Hi It's been 2yrs since my last Neulasta shot. I suffer everyday allday with bone pain from my hips to my toes. The pain will intensify to a stabbing burning pain when there's been no movement after 2 hrs. My oncologist says he doesn't understand why I'm having bone pain, I should be my oldself again. I had 5 mths of aggressive chemo. I was never informed that Neulasta caused bone pain. Till this day I'm still treated like I'm making the pain up or I'm just crazy. My Dr won't admit that Neulasta is/was the reason for my bone pain. I pray the pain will just stop one day but I truly don't think it ever will.
My wife had very severe pain after Neulasta. Day one was ok but starting day two the pain was unbearable. Today is day three and she is weeping. We were not properly warned about this.
2-3 days and the pain peaks? HA. It's been almost a year since my last Neulasta application, and I am still experiencing bone/muscle pain from my elbow to my shoulder. Tylenol does not help. Advil does not work. Hydrocodone does not work. Oxy does not work. I am discovering I am not alone. I have also discovered that it seems we have no recourse other than to live with the pain? This is so very unacceptable.
Five years after chemo I still have bone pain.
It has been observed that breast cancer patients taking chemo & Neulasta suffer from bone pain. This is induced by Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) and the pain generally peaks around 3 days after the injection.
Naproxen (500mg, twice daily) has been successful in reducing the severity of the bone pain. Generally taken on 2,3,5 days of the chemotherapy cycle, this helps to improve the quality of life and reduce the suffering.
Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine.
- Neulasta uses and safety info
- Neulasta information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Neulasta (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.