I am on the every 3 week with avastin arm of the ICON8B trial. I have only 4 avastin doses left. I was due one yesterday but it was postponed due to severe nerve pain in my feet. I am currently on cymbalta and vitamin b6 for the lack of feeling in my feet and finger tips (from taxol) and lyrica for my painful feet. I have also used acupuncture and Epsom salt foot baths. The only thing I can attribute painful feet to is the avastin. That is a recognised side effect in the US but not in Ireland and there is no protocol on the trial for this side effect. I have now spent several months trying to convince hospital doctors that this is due to the avastin. Some are now believers.
Has anyone on the trial or anyone else taking avastin have difficulties with side effects other than high blood pressure, blood clotting, slow wound healing and bruising? What kind of response did you get from your doctors? Any magic pain cures?