Has anyone else been dx'd with fibromyalgia after chemo and radiation? All of my cancer ONC's just said it was de,ayes chemo symptoms and it was normal. My Rheumatologist sent me to a pain specialist who dx'd me with Fibromyalgia. So I have the diagnosis but there doesn't seem to be a treatment besides pain meds and exercise. How do you exercise when you are in a constant state of fatigue. I am one year past chemo.
Same happen with me. Cymbalta ( not sure of spelling) helped. I’m not sure if I believe it’s fibromyalgia. Oncologist was not a help
No one seems to make the connection of treatment to fibromyalgia
@A MyBCTeam Member have you tried acupuncture yet? It’s a miracle worker for pain. I can’t recommend it enough. I had severe back pain before during and after treatment. It was so bad we did a bone scan to make sure it wasn’t Mets. When I started acupuncture for hot flashes iI realized I no longer had back pain for the first time in years. When my celiac disease caused other joint pain and when glutened sciatica pain I would get acupuncture and it always helped. For sciatica it would usually take a few treatments and recovery time but it would always relieve it in the end.
I was diagnosed after chemo and radiation!! I’m still not convinced. It went away after I stopped tamoxifen however I was rediagnosed in October and about to take my last chemo. We shall see if it returns. I was unable to move and getting in and out of bed was so hard.
My husband plays Raquetball on Saturday mornings and I looked at the schedule and they have a water arthritis class around the same time so I may try it. I just hope it is not too hard. I have super weak muscles and joints