Pain, Pain, Go Away!

The last few days have been spent in bed or on my couch. The Neupogen injections cause rather intense pain in the lower back and hip regions. The Dr. told me to take Allegra or Zyrtec for the pain yesterday. Sounds wierd to take an allergy pill for pain, but the pain is caused by a histamine reaction in the hip region when the Neupogen starts stimulating white cell production. That along with a Tylenol 3 initially while waiting for the allergy med to kick in worked pretty well. I’m still a bit sore, but the pain has gone from a 7 or 8 down to about a 3 or 4.

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