Does anyone know if someone is using a detox method right now and on oxycodone and morphine....she is worried about the affects of the loss of mone marrow..if anyone has any ideas in what might be more helpful with or instead of Quadramet...please let me know! thank you for your time
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My friend has Multiple Myeloma and has had to have 2 kyphoplasty procedures in the past 2 months. During the second procedure some of her ribs were fractured. She is on her last treatment of her 2nd round of chemo and has had a lot of pain in her back. She has said that it isn't directly on her spine but to the right and left of it. She has been told it is muscle spasms and has been taking medication for it. Is anyone familar with these types of spasms and how long they may last? Or does anyone have any suggestions on how to treat them to make the pain a little less intense for her? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!
My mother started chemiotherapy in June 2011 with dexamethasone, thalidomide and melphalan.
Before the tratment, in April 2011, she had: IgA=0.27, IgG=24.22, IgM=0.12, light chain Kappa=6.95, light chain Lambda=0.38, free kappa in urine=20.78, free lambda in urine=0.54.
After eleven months (May 2012), the biopsy showed she had less than 0.5% of plasma cells with neoplasic phenotype (I assume myeloma cells), so the specialist decided to suspend the chemiotherapy until further increase of malignant cells.
However, she stayed with thalidomide.
In June 2012, she had: IgA=0.26, IgG=7.26, IgM=0.15, light chain Kappa=2.09, light chain Lambda 0.69=, free kappa in urine=112.61, free chain lambda in urine=27.11
The variables that increased were the free chains in urine (kappa and lambda).
Eventhough she hasn't got anemia (she's had always Erythropoietin 10.000 Ul twice a week), she feels she's got low energy (not as bad as while having chemio)
The specialist is not sure about suspending the thalidomide: I assume the upside of not suspending it is that it helps controlling the myeloma, but I think the downside is that it weakens her.
My question is: should I suspend it?
My husband was diagnosed with multiply myeloma eight days ago after six months of horrific pain. He refused to go to the doctor and I forced him in the end. He refuses all treatments even pain medication. I am at my wit's end. How long will he live without treatment?