I'm just two FOLFOX tx's into treatment so far. The side effects come and go. Severe constipation has been my worst so far, but I think I may be getting a handle on it. I've read that lower-body soreness can also be a side effect. My legs are killing me. Can't relax them. I'm sure some of it comes from the numerous power squats I've been doing in the bathroom, but that cannot be the sole source of my pain. I don't want to take any more pain pills than I'm already taking, as a matter of fact the hydrocodone does almost nothing for my leg pain although it is effective at relieving my pain elsewhere. My only other thought (as far as medication goes) is maybe a muscle relaxer, but to be honest, when I've taken them in the past (years ago) they seemed to offer little relief. I'll ask my ONC about it next week, but he seems to just give me a script for anything and everything. I'd like to go in with maybe a recommendation or two. Can anyone help?
FWIW, I do usually spend at least a couple hours a day in hot baths, with and without Epsom.
3 Colon Resections over 6 years
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Feb 2012 DX Stage IV CC with peritoneal mets
Start FOLFOX 04.11.12
Stop chemo after 4 treatments due to complications
Cytoreduction, HIPEC, colectomy, ileostomy scheduled for July 6