What side effects have you or a loved one experienced from lung cancer or treatment? Have any surprised you?
I've never suffered from lung cancer. For brain tumour, I suffered a lot in two aspects: 1) my right side is seviously weaked. Though exercise, I can walk, but I cannot use my right hand, 2) my language center, containing the langauge production center, is affteted badly. Luckly, my language comprehensive centre is intact. It's utter important to exercise, both physically and verbally, so that I can revover, and from what I experienced, it's possible to recover, at to some extent.
I suffer from nerve pain from VATS surgery 2 years ago. I am looking for answers to ease the pain other than Lyrica which I have just begun to take. Would an exercise bike help? Due to Covid I can't use the equipment in my gym.
@Westjet, thank you for sharing what worked for you. As we are all different, I respectfully suggest that others check with their doctors before changing approaches, even natural. Always best to let your medical team know. I'm glad you found our community, Westjet! All the best, Alisa, LungCancer.net Team
Hi poogan1. Has your doctor had anything to say about this continuing pain? This article discusses chronic pain syndromes following lung cancer surgery: https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-postpneumonectomy-syndrome-2249353. It describes various forms (including nerve issues) and potential treatments. Of course, only a doctor can provide the proper diagnostics to determine exactly what is going on in your case and the best course of action. Hoping you get some relief soon. Best, Richard (LungCancer.net Team)
Glad you found something that worked for you. I suggest always checking with your doctor to make sure it won't interfere with any treatment, it is not one size fits all (and, unfortunately, not legal in all states ... yet). Thanks for sharing! Best, Alisa, LungCancer.net Team
In answer to your question I have been besieged with plenty of side effects from Small Cell Lung Cancer, surgery and treatments, plus the proteins that Cancer gives off is quite debilitating.
I am in remission going in 4 1/2 years. I’ve been chasing cures, treatments and medications, including Acupuncture to elevate my side effects, to no avail. I’m a fighter and I never give up and neither should you! None of this are pleasant, but we have to fight a good fight!