What causes severe joint pain after chemo and radiation therapy for cervical cancer?
Extreme joint pain following chemotherapy and radiation is caused by thinning of the bones which is called osteoporosis.
I will advise you to avoid tobacco products, eat foods which are rich in calcium and vitamin D, do regular physical activity and limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
You need to do a bone mineral density (BMD) test which measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are present in your bones to confirm osteoporosis.
For extreme joint pain you can apply buprenorphine transdermal 5 mg patch locally.
You can apply one patch to a dry non-irritated non hairy area of your skin on your upper body such as your chest, upper back, or the outside of your arms.
Leave it in place for seven days and then remove it and replace it with a new patch but apply the replacement patch to a different area of skin on your upper body.
Avoid using the area from where you have removed the patch for at least three weeks. Continue to replace your patches once a week, on the same day of the week.
You need a doctors prescription for the patch.
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