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Tafinlar – Mekinist Side effects

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      Hello fellow Melanoma fighters.

      I am in my 6th month of adjunvant treatment and every 6 weeks I get for approx. 4-5 days high fever, headaches and my joints hurt and a sore stomach.

      Right now I am experiencing one of those episodes and when it gets too rough, I tend to tak IBUPROFEN 600 to ease the discomfort.

      Anyone experiencing these side effects as well and if so, what do you normally take to ease the pain ?



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          I had the high fevers for the first 4 months about monthly and and have had them about twice since then (In my 11 month of treatment). I would immediately go of the pills and it would resolve for me in a day from stopping. I would usually give myself an additional day to recover from the fevers and go back on. I also had joint pain, but it was not associated with the fevers ( atleast that I know of). A steady diet of aspirin is what got me through those. I think the longest I’ve had joint pain was about two weeks, but it does come and go.
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