I was diagnosed Jan 18 2013 with Stage IV adenocarcinoma, mets to brain and spine. I did have a second opinion. Subsequently I found out I have the ALK mutation and started on Xalkori in late February. Approximately the same time I had gamma knife. I have been feeling quite good with a good energy level until approximately 1-1/2 weeks ago and feel like I have hit a wall. Sleeping is a problem and an apparent side effect. Today I have a burning sensation on my forearms, shins and occasionally my chest. No paid is associated with this feeling. Today I made a trip to Urgent Care was given an ECG with normal results and was advised the nerve sensation (burning) is a normal side effect for Chemo. Is this true? I read this site frequently but can't find this specific side effect mentioned.
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 17:48#1
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