How do you cope with side effects like neuropathy or mouth sores? How do you cope with bone pain?
How long have you been in remission , if this applies?
We've connected previously, so you may remember that I have been in remission for about 21 months from Stage 3 High Grade Serous Ovarian cancer.
I did suffer from neuropathy in my toes and pad of feet just behind the toes during chemo. It was mostly numbness, not much pain. I finished chemo in Mar 2021…the numbness has dwindled to very mild in the outer 3 toes, more on one foot than the other. I didn't really DO anything to prevent, manage or heal from it…although I swear that yoga contributes to my health and healing in many ways.
Our cancer centre provided a mouthwash recipe…¼ tsp baking soda, ¼ salt in 1 cup of water. Mix it daily, keep it beside the sink and rinse every time you walk by. My oncologist suggested making a batch for each sink so that you are constantly rinsing with it.
I only had pain for the 3 days following chemo...and I think I would describe mine as muscle pain. Xtra-Strength Tylenol did the trick but I know the nurses would have provided something stronger, if needed.
Are you still in chemo? I am sorry that you are having bone pain. I hope you find something that will help.
When I felt something after treatment, I call the cancer centre of the hospital and they help me or if they don’t know the answer, they contact my doctor for answer and the call me back. The nurses in the cancer centre are really great.
I hope that you will feel better.
@MIB Hello, I'm 44 and have previous hx of breast cancer (stage 1, diagnosed 2018) and stage 3 high grade serious OC (stage 3, diagnosed 2021). I'm in month 13 of NED. I take 500mg of Olaparip (Lynparza) daily and go for lab work and Avastin infusions every 21 days. I will continue with this maintenance plan for one more year. I ordered Prevention brand oncology mouthwash on Amazon and it worked great for me. I take Tylenol arthritis and use extra strength CBD cream for muscle and joint pain. During chemo I had slight neuropathy only in my fingertips and it's mostly gone away now.
I had quite bad neuropathy in my feet, it went on several months after treatment. I used soft gel ice packs wrapped in damp thin dish towels. I iced them a couple times a day. I avoided anything hot, hot tub, hot shower etc. I also massaged them or had my husband massage them with sensitive skin Aveeno lotion.
The second rounds of chemo the nurses iced my feet and fingers during the treatments , this helped too.
I hope you find relief. Ruth