Hi Cathsin, there are different taxane chemos docetaxel, pacltaxal and abraxane which all have the same side effects. xx
Hi Mamadeacs, I too bet these pains from head to foot and really uncomfortable. Oncologist told me I could take ibroprufen and paracetamol together then use co-codamol at night. I have the strongest co-codamol which you need to get from your gp. Last cycle I didnt sleep for 5/6 nights but painkillers definitely helping this cycle. Only problem is all these painkillers cause constipation. Pain should ease off after a few days. I think pain from shingles is from nerve endings whereas pain from the taxane is like lactic acid in the muscle along with joint pain.
Hope this helps and you get some relief from it soon. xx
Hi Kirsty, you must be fed up in there but best to safe and your'e in the right place,are they giving you anything to bring your neutrophils back up?
I'm cycle 2, day 4 I've got antibiotics for the uti. The doctor was really thorough and wouldn't let me go until he found the cause of why I collapsed. Really scary that can just happen in the space of an hour or so. xx
Hi Kirsty, hope your'e feeling better and they let you go home today.
My turn for a trip to hospital last night, felt fine Friday and during the day Saturday then last about 10.00pm developed uncontrollable shaking and shivering, red face and chest but no temperature with some nausea. I called for some advice and spoke to the chemo nurse who went through a few things and told me to try and get warm. He called me back about 15 minutes later and told me to go to a & e to get my bloods checked. I went by car they told me to sit in the waiting area which I did then I collapsed. My mum was with me and said people came rushing from everywhere and put me on the floor and told my mum I was about to arrest.
Fortunately that didn't happen they brought my knees up and I came round but my blood pressure was really low and they thought I might have had a heart attack.
I had numerous tests carried out and found it was a urinary tract infection and dehydration. We got back about 4.00am and today the muscle and joint pains have kicked in so can barely move, taking plenty of painkillers and resting.
Hope everyone else is getting on ok. xx
Yes Kirsty, I was admitted with nutrapenia when on Docetaxel in 2001/2, I appreciate how tough this can feel.
its day 15 when taxol hits rock bottom, so I’m praying not to be in your position.
Hope your Neutrophylls start to go back up overnight Kirsty! I guess all you can do is rest up and let the medical team do what they can. Surprised they havent given you the GCSF injections though to help your body along.
Big hug ❤
Yes, yes karebear. Today is a gift...that’s why they call it ‘the present’ (sorryxx)
hope your nuts keep rising krisrty, I’m finding that a worry...goodness knows during the next 10 daysxx
Cathsin, nutraphils are the specific white cells which docs use to monitor how much immunity you have,
‘they have to be at least 1.0 for chemo to be given....but less than 1 can allow you to catch infections more easily......not sure about mine just now...they were 1.9 before my chemo yesterday, but one expects them to go down after chemo, so I won’t know till 14 days now what they are!
Hope your neutrophylls start to come back up KirstyH or the hospital give you some injections to help the white blood cells increase. Big hug ❤
Dramaminx - hope that you get the result you need with the tumour shrinkage...keep us posted.
Hope you all have a good weekend - the finishing line is on the horizon ladies!! 💪💪💪
Aland, Yes some warmth, but also drink loads of water to flush it out .....then if it was the drug, it will help it recover quicker.xx
Kirsty, ask them about cross infection...I see lots of coughing and sneezing in the hospitals, when no one covers their mouths...yes you’d be better off in a private room, but if on antibiotics, they will help.
Hi girls, I'm from the January thread, I've had 2 EC so far first one was peripherally 2nd in PICC. I didnt have any problems with the peripheral but my arm has been sore in the last couple of weeks and when I had bloods done the phlebomomist thinks I've got cording. It mainly feels stiff but if I dry it with a towel after a bath for example its quite painful, is there anything I can do to help it recover ? Frustrating as I asked for a PICC from the first oncology meeting but she said I didnt need it. Yes my veins are fine but this is what I wanted to avoid, Ah well nothing major I suppose.
Puppies arrived yesterday at my daughter's cottage. Gorgeous little miniature dachshunds. 4 girls, 2 boys, 4 tan, 2 black and tan.I'll see them at the w/e.
Also there 4 other dogs, 2 teenagers and a 5 month old baby. A rest it will not be but so nice to have a change of scene.
Hosp insists I return early for bloods and assessment. In my interest, so doing what I'm told!
Hope the pesky spots clear up and you're soon out of hosp Kirsty. I'm following behind you with same treatment plan - forewarned is forearmed!
Hi ladies, sorry you are in hospital Kirsty now...hope and expect you will be out over the weekendxx
cathsin...have pmd youxx