I finished my chemo for ovarian cancer on 24/07/14 a year on and I still have joint, muscular and tendon pains. The pain is not as bad as it use to be but enough to warrant the use of SMT (slow release morphine). I started on 90mg morning and night reduced to zero thinking I could cope with the pain well I became very depressed as the pain was constant in back hips legs knees ankles. Not wanting to go back onto the MST and the disapprovel of my GP I took 600mg of Ibuprofen and paracetamol, what a joke Paracetamol for chemo pain. It did nothing for the pain so I rang my cancer specialist nurse (God Send) she advised I start using the MST 20mg at night and 10mg during the day and increase if the pain was not controlled. So here's what I want to say NO it's not all in our minds and NO its not menopausal it's chemo pain or side affects. The other thing I wanted to say is don't be pressurised by your GP, family, friends, do gooders ,oncologist but most of yourself to come of any meds that are helping you cope or control the pain. And finally don't rush yourself to become better it just does not work having cancer then chemo or radiotherapy is a very abrasive treatment both on the body and mind it's side affects can take years to subside and eventually go away. Time is your friend not your enemy good luck to every one❤️
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