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Is there anything that helps with neulasta? It gives me the most excruciating headache.

Susie Que Profile
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anonymous

Stage 2B Patient almost 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Susie, if you haven't reported this to your Onc. I would be doing it. I didn't have that kind of side effect but we are all so different. Hang in there and talk to your doctor. Take care, Sharon
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Probably ibuprofen is fine but definitely ask your onc
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Probably ibuprofen is fine but definitely ask your onc
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    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!
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • Susie Que Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Thanks Sharon
    almost 8 years Comment Flag
  • shen cruces Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    I take claratin with neupogen with success in stopping body aches, too.
    almost 8 years Flag
    • Judy Riley Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi, what is neupogen? I just took a claratin a few hours ago and am still experiencing pain.
      thanks for any help.

      over 7 years Flag
  • sharon s Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Alieve is what I take with it. They suggested it.
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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