Survivor since 2011
Susie, I absolutely hated the neulasta! It became the worst part of my treatment. I had terrible aches and pains that started in my throat and neck and moved down my body for a few days. That being said, there are a few things that helped. Regular claritin helps. If you start taking it 24 hours before the shot the antihistamines somehow help the aches ( this is not in their literature but their reps have told staff members at my facility that they're working it in). My onc eventually gave me 800mg ibuprofen as well that I started at the same time as the claritin and that helped as well. Unfortunately, the pain means the neulasta is doing its job since the white blood cell boost comes from the marrow. The good news for me was my counts were always great, I never missed a treatment and I hardly got sick (a few colds). It actually helped my immune system. Good luck!