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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 chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so i get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so i get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

Can be related: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease that just does not affect your GI tract. It has been associated with a sero-negative arthritis similiar in many respects to rheumatoid arthritis. Have your doctor get you a consultation with a rheumatologist to confirm and aid in your complex treatment. ...Read more

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I have painful dry eyes, mouth so dry nothing quenches my thirst, joint pain, rash on arms, blood work normal, what could it be?

I have painful dry eyes, mouth so dry nothing quenches my thirst, joint pain, rash on arms, blood work normal, what could it be?

Possible Sjogren's: Without knowing exactly what blood tests were performed, it is difficult to answer your question with certainty. However, it could be sjogren's syndrome and there are effective meds for dry eyes and mouth even if the tests for this disorder are negative. Talk with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What causes severe constant joint pain? Activities such as bending fingers, knees, arms is very painful. No pain reliever seems to help.

What causes severe constant joint pain? Activities such as bending fingers, knees, arms is very painful. No pain reliever seems to help.

See details: Joint pain can be related to numerous causes. If there is swelling, it is an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid. This needs evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I have painful joint pain on my legs and my knee is feeling inflamated even have trouble walking because of the pain. I am 53 years?

All of a sudden I have painful joint pain on my legs and my knee is feeling inflamated even have trouble walking because of the pain.  I am 53 years?

Joint pain: There is a number of reasons for joint pain. Acute joint pain in the absence of injury or trauma might be suggestive of gout. Osteoarthritis, which is by far the most common type of arthritis in the joint, particularly the knee is another possibility, although, usually it is more painful than inflamed. I would recommend being seen by a doc who can hopefully sort this out for you. ...Read more

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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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