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Hi I'm new to group, was diagnosed with breast cancer last Feb after 1st mamagrame, had a lumpectomy, chemotherpy & radiotherapy, went back to work in November feel ok but in a lot of pain with all my joints trying to judge when to take pain killers.

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Wendytmx

Hi after chemo I had the same problem with aches in my joints. I started taking high strength cod liver oil (you can get these on offer in Holland & Barrett) and strong glucosamine tablets (wilkos sell them cheap for a few pounds)and they have worked a treat. This was recommended to me by a nurse and no more pain.

Hope this works for you x

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Thank you will try them, they say it's my tablets they are the best but cause joint pain & I don't want to become dependent on ibrophen.

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Wendytmx

Turmeric is supposed to be a natural ibrophen too

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Lainey66

I have just had a bilateral mastectomy and am awaiting further chemo and radiotherapy. I have a lot of pain in my lower back and hip but was putting it down to the way I'm holding myself with my chest being so unbelievably tight. Today i found just getting out if bed painful so paracetamol it was. I tend not to take too much meds but if you are in so much pain I would go back to the doc. Good luck

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Thank you I will, hope your doing better X

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Thanks I've got an appt on 1st March to discuss pain management & hopefully I can try to get back to normal. It could be deferred pain yes if your holding yourself differently hope it gets easier for you good luck with chemo & radiotherpy x

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Janny1306
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Hope you're feeling better hun✊ don't suffer unnecessarily if they give you pills take them. I took paracetamol and ibuprofen alternately every two hours when the pain was bad and i only had minor surgery compared to you! I drank full fat milk to line my stomach ...be kind to yourself rest and recuperate get strong get well !!! Xxx

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Thank you I will try that, I'm going to try paracetamol they are the only things I haven't tried fingers crossed I won't be sick after 3days ha ha X x

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Janny1306

If you're in a lot of pain ask your GP for something stronger you don't have to suffer and you don't have to take it all the time!!! Xx

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Thank you so much, I hope not I really don't take tablets unless needed X x😘

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Jayne1964

I had the same complaint, take parcetamel every four hours but no more than 12 in the day, I found that walking helped even when I didn't want to go out, don't be hard on yourself that's what the oncologist said to me

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Thank you I will give them a go.

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Janny1306

What about the gel have you tried this if you don't want to take pills???xx

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I've tried the gel didn't work, but thank you for all your suggestion much appreciated x

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