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.
Five years after chemo I still have bone pain.
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.
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.
- Neulasta Information for Consumers
- Neulasta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Neulasta (detailed)
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