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Why does Taxol cause muscle and joint pain?

Why does Taxol cause muscle and joint pain?

It hurts all over: I work in palliative medicine, and I have seen patients w. Various types of pain when on chemo. Often, they are given opioids (morphine, etc.); some patients do better w. "adjuvant" pain medicines such as seizure meds & anti-depressants, even though they are not having seizures nor depressed--like a fibromyalgia patient! doses vary a lot; close followup w a palliative care doc is a must. ...Read more

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Taxol (Definition)

Taxol or Paclitaxel is a chemotheaputic drug which is used to treat a variety of cancers including lung, breast, ovarian and head and neck cancers. It works by interfering with cell division. It is produced by a fungus that lives in a ...Read more


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I have joint pain after i exercise what's wrong with me?

I have joint pain after i exercise what's wrong with me?

Normal: Some joint pain is expected after exercise as you are stressing joints, muscles and bones. Try doing exercises with less impact such as cycling or swimming. ...Read more

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I start having body pain and joint pain after I have something cold to drink or eat...Is that a health disorder.

I start having body pain and joint pain after I have something cold to drink or eat...Is that a health disorder.

Interesting: Other than an unusual cold induced reflex some people with fibromyalgia can experience musculoskeletal pain after eating certain foods or food of a certain temperature. Consult a rheumatologist if it continues. ...Read more

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Temporomandibular joint pain. will it last forever or will it go away later by itself after a while?

Temporomandibular joint pain. will it last forever or will it go away later by itself after a while?

Usually improves: Usually improves over time. See a TMJ expert to guide you. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience joint pain after allergic reaction?

Is it normal to experience joint pain after allergic reaction?

Yes: There are allergic reactions to antibiotics in the cephalosporin family which can cause joint pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What is typical cause of joint pain in hips after sitting? I am 56.

What is typical cause of joint pain in hips after sitting? I am 56.

Arthritis: Unfortunately, at your age arthritis (aging changes in the joints) would be a common cause of hip joint pain - typically felt at the groin. If the "hip joint" pain you're referring to is at the sides of the hips, it could be a greater trochanteric bursitis. If the "hip joint" pain is at your buttocks, the source may be the lumbar spine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a joint pain and general exhaustion within the first 24 hours after masturbation? I am a 26years old male.

Is it normal to have a joint pain and general exhaustion within the first 24 hours after masturbation? I am a 26years old male.

Could be: There is nothing wrong w masturbation. It will not make you fat, blind or infertile. Orgasm is an intense experience. Besides involving contraction of body muscles (which can leave you sore if not used much) there is release of neurotransmitters, some which make you very relaxed & even sleepy. If very tired for more than several hours, check w your doc to make sure something else isn't going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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