The word for the day is "Ow"

On a scale of 1-10, how is my pain today? Probably about a 4, all over my body. With spots of 6-7 in certain areas.I don't know why but for the past few days my body has be very achy and sore. I have been living on Tramadol again. I hate this. I prefer not to take pills if I don't have to. I mean I do take a lot of pills but prefer not to take any more than needed. And since everything hurts, I need tramadol to survive without rampant crankiness.And to start my day I have a dentist appointment. This is where they will go in and pick at my teeth with sharp metal objects. Its a new dentist office but not a new dentist. The dentist moved to a new office so we followed her. Apparently the hygienists are very 'good' at cleaning and whip the patients into shape. I can't wait.This is where I also talk to the dentist about not getting a crown on my root canal until January when we will have dental insurance. Its been a month and it hasn't been a problem so I want to wait. I'm cheap. Actually I just don't want to pay for a crown right now if I can wait and get one through insurance. I already paid for the damn root canal.To recover from the dentist, I will go to the gym. To recover from the gym, I will go to the grocery store. But not the grocery store which is on strike right now.First things first, I will go take a tramadol, and then take a shower, and brush my teeth after breakfast.
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer Tags: pain pain relief Source Type: blogs

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Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Breast Pain Interventions:   Procedure: Stellate Ganglion Block;   Drug: Multimodal Analgesia Sponsor:   National Cancer Institute, Egypt Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Mastectomy; Lymphedema;   Pain, Shoulder;   Mobility Limitation Interventions:   Other: Myofascial Massage;   Other: Light Touch Sponsor:   MetroHealth Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
While ∼75% of breast cancer patients report changes in attentional function, little is known about how demographic, clinical, symptom, and psychosocial adjustment (e.g., coping) characteristics influence changes in the trajectories of attentional function over time.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to identify subgroups of breast cancer survivors with the SC of pain, fatigue, and psychological distress, and to examine sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with this SC.MethodsData were obtained from a nationwide survey of breast cancer survivors (N = 834). Exhaustive enumeration of possible combination of the three binary variables (pain, fatigue, psychological distress) was conducted. They were identified using the recommended threshold for the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Fatigue Questionnaire, and a score of one or more o n a numeric rating scale for p...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Five percent of patients treated with 5-FU developed cardiotoxicity and 4% treated with capecitabine. Ischemic heart disease was a risk marker for cardiotoxicity induced by capecitabine. PMID: 31931649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
tri Breast cancer is a disease of a specific organ, but its effects are felt throughout the body. The systemic effects of breast cancer can lead to functional limitations in patients who suffer from muscle weakness, fatigue, pain, fibromyalgia, or many other dysfunctions, which hasten cancer-associated death. Mechanistic studies have identified quite a few molecular defects in skeletal muscles that are associated with functional limitations in breast cancer. These include circulating cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-1, IL-6, and TGF-β altering the levels or function of myogenic molecules including PAX7, M...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeRecently,the utility of the Kinect sensor –based reachable workspace analysis system for measuring upper extremity outcomes of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases has been demonstrated. Here, we investigated its usefulness for assessing upper extremity dysfunction in breast cancer patients.MethodsTwenty unilateral breast cancer patients were enrolled. Upper extremity active range of motion was captured by the Kinect sensor, and reachable workspace relative surface areas (RSAs) were obtained. The QuickDASH was completed to assess upper extremity disability. General and breast cancer –specif...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of pregabalin (150  mg daily) and duloxetine (60 mg daily) for managing TIPN in breast cancer patients.MethodsThis randomized, double-blind, Phase II clinical trial was carried out at a chemotherapy center affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Patients with breast cancer who received paclitaxel or docetaxel and had a grade 1 or more neuropathy (based on the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version (NCI-CTCAE v4.03), and who had score 4 or higher neuropathic pain severity [based on the visual analog scale...
Source: Clinical Drug Investigation - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of pregabalin (150 mg daily) and duloxetine (60 mg daily) for managing TIPN in breast cancer patients. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, Phase II clinical trial was carried out at a chemotherapy center affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Patients with breast cancer who received paclitaxel or docetaxel and had a grade 1 or more neuropathy (based on the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version (NCI-CTCAE v4.03), and who had score 4 or higher neuropathic pain severity [based on the visual analo...
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Drug Investig Source Type: research
DiscussionIn view of the high prevalence of breast cancer among women, the implementation of a specific protocol of Pilates solo and belly dancing for patients with breast cancer is important, considering the necessity to improve their physical and psychological quality of life. Pilates solo and belly dancing are two types of physical activity that involve mental and physical concentration, music, upper limb movements, femininity, and social involvement. An intervention with these two physical activities could offer options of supportive care to women with breast cancer undergoing treatment, with the aim being to improve p...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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