Hi all. This is my 1st post. A little synopsis about myself. Diagnosed with breast cancer with Mets to bones and liver in Feb this year. On ibrance and letrozole mainly. I had a bit of a rough time with opiate pain relief which compromised my treatment and although I have been on ibrance since 15th February 2019, I have only completed one cycle to date, although I have almost completed cycle 2 :).
I always feel positive, despite the diagnosis and further progression in my bones. Not sure whether the culprit is Ibrance or his friend letrozole but I am starting to get some dramatic hair thinning which has started to become really noticeable, thanks to a very bright bathroom light. I know that I have trod this path the first time around with (DECT) and currently exploring whether to just shave off or get a shorter hairstyle... We shall see.
I would really love to know whether any of you have used pain relief that isn't opiate based? My pain is mainly in my spine and ribs. This has escalated recently and I need to practice some alternatives on my 7 days off (Ibrance). I have an appointment with my palliative doctor this Monday. Opiates are great for the pain, if you like the bonus side effect of constantly vomiting... LOL!!! - Another story for another day.. I am quite keen to get something sorted before I go on a 5 week holiday. Trying to get the right pain relief fit, will be a logistical nightmare. I do take paracetamol and arthrotec 75 for joint and bone pain but alas these are not really working anymore. I would love to know or appreciate any alternatives/ideas that have worked for you guys.