Dad, 64, smoker for last 30 years, diagnosis of NSCLC, stage 4 because the spread is to sacrum and few lymph nodes around neck region.
Finished 2 rounds of chemo with Paclitaxil and Carboplatin. Both the times after he finished the round, he was asked to take 3 Filgrastim injections, and both the times he had leg pain. It was rather worse on 6th injection (i.e. 3rd injection after the second round).
The pain does not look like neuropathic pain and the connection to the injection is pretty strong. I wonder if this is true. Can this injection cause leg pain?
How to address this pain? He has been prescribed Tramadol but it doesn't do a thing. He takes Ibuprofen 400mg and it helps a bit (but he has been asked to take tramadol before Ibuprofen, don't ask me why. I am confused too).
Thanks in advance.