Breast Cancer History:
1st 1990 - breast cancer stage 3. Lumpectomy - chemo - radiation
2nd 2018 - breast cancer in both - double mastectomy
3rd 2021 - lobular cancer originated rt side near underarm. Currently on Ibrance/ letrozol.
Doc took me off Ibrance while undergoing radiation in November 2021
November 2021 - IV of Zometa. The 3 days after the IV, I was in so much pain, then slowly returned to normal. Doc plans is to administer Zometa at 6 month intervals for 2 yrs.
Starting on 2nd cycle of Ibrance/lectrosol next Tuesday.
Has anyone else had major pain after Zometa injection?
Thanks for listening
Hi, Kathy. My first Zometa infusion I was in excruciating pain and felt flu-like for three days. I slept a lot during that time. I have been fine since. I got the injections monthly for six months and now every three months. Some tips are make sure you take Tylenol before. Also, some say Claritin before and after for a few days helps with bone pain. Make sure they infuse for at least 30 minutes. The slower the drip, the better. Most likely it will never be as bad again. It’s usually always just the first time.
Hi. Yes After my second infusion of zometa I was in pain. I could hardly walk. It got better after that. Hope this helps. Happy New Year 🎉🥳
Great tips to try at a next treatment. My IV was for 15 minutes so I will ask for slower drip. Also will take Tylenol and Claritin before and after. The Zometa bone pain after was similar to chemo after pain I've experienced . I will ask oncologist to slow the drip. Had no warning from Doc about after pain nor anything to take before or after. 😜 and will report if pain was lessened at 2nd treatment of Zometa with the slower drip as well as Tylenol and Claritin and it being 2nd treatment. Thank you very much for sharing. May you heal and live a long and healthy life. Kathy