I came here after suffering for almost a year with increasingly bad muscle, bone and joint pain. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, triple estrogen invasive ductal stage 2,in July 2014 and had a radical masectomy immediately. This was followed by 4months of terrible chemotherapy during which I lost 40# because they could not control the nausea. After my surgical scar finished healing I had 7weeks of radiation. I was scheduled for eight weeks of radiation but was not able to complete that last week of radiation because I had gotten terrible radiation burns. (The skin in places was hanging off in charred black strips.) by the time I finished all that treatment, it was July 1015. I am currently taking an estrogen inhibitor called Letrozole. The pain has become so bad that I thought I was going mad or going to die. I can't sleep some nights even after taking 1000mg of Advil, I can't get out of bed some days, it hurts to drive, it hurts to walk because of the pain in my feet and knees, it hurts to sit, and I have a bad headache 4days out of 7. I also have muscle cramps in the usual places but also my feet, my my back, my neck! And even my stomach and chest! Last night I said to my roommate that I wondered if it could all be related to the cancer treatments. Today I got on the internet and thankfully, came across this site and community. I have read at least two years worth of posts and actually feel relieved that I hadn't turned in to a hypochondriac after all.
Thanks to everyone who has posted here for the validation and support and the information I have received here today. I feel like a different person. I would write more but my battery is dying and I want to get this post on the board before I lose it. Hopefully, more later. Thanks again