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Has anyone experienced falls after finishing treatments

Cynthia18
Cynthia18
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I am in remission since the end of summer.has anyone out there experienced any effects of having chemo? My body still hurts! I had bad back problems prior to chemo.i fall sometimes.its like my leg just gives right out and boom I'm down with no warning...has anyone else had this happen?

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GwenHP

It took me almost two years after my first surgery to have most of the pain go away. Do you have any neuropathy? Is it only one leg or both that you have had give out on you?

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Cynthia18
Cynthia18
in reply to GwenHP

I have not been told that I have it,but I have problems with family drs.seems like it's one knee and ankle but many times my legs feel so heavy I can't barely walk

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GwenHP
GwenHP
in reply to Cynthia18

You would know if you have neuropathy. You would likely have tingling numbness or pain starting usually with fingers and toes. In my mom’s case it started up her legs make g it very difficult for her to walk. I would check in with your doctor to assess what else might be going on. Are you also very fatigued? If so you might ask for blood work to see if your blood counts are off. Hope you find answers soon. Best wishes. Gwen

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ecappiello

I don't think falling is normal and it could cause other injuries. I would go to a specialist on leg/knee/balance problems. It may be something not related to the cancer at all.

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oddbyrd

Yes..After chemo I had three falls, and pre chemo I was very sure footed. I've had two broken hips and cracked my pelvis. My onc doubts chemo had anything to do with it, but I am positive it did

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Cynthia18
Cynthia18
in reply to oddbyrd

Thank you for sharing that

I feel it's definitely chemo related.chemo does more than kill cancer cells

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