The last time I posted I mentioned that my oncologist had put me on some new meds - Lyrica - for the nerve pain. I'm very pleased to advise that they worked. No nerve pain to speak of which made it so much easier to handle the other side effects, predominately flu like symptoms.
I found that taking OTC muscle relaxers along with a couple of Tylenol Extra strength worked well to manage the muscle and joint pain. I ended up doing a lot of sleeping which - not a bad thing - and was able to function quite well all things considered.
Only one more full chemo treatment left - March 29th? - and then I start to get my life back. I go on maintenance with Herceptin for several months and begin radiation at the end of April. I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.