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Re: First Taxol...

Hi, Tigerlilli!

Hope you're doing okay.

 

Taxol gets a bad press, I had three taxols last summer after the three FEC, and after reading all the horror stories about taxol I was a bag of nerves for the first one!

 

I will say, when the first one hits on around day 3, it is pretty bad side effect wise as you still have the FEC in your system.

For me, it was bone pain and mouth ulcers.

However, aside from the ever increasing fatigue for me the taxol got a lot easier with each dose, and there were more good days than withthe Fec.

 

Good luck, and if you need to ask anything about the taxol from someone who's gone through it, I'm here xx

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Re: First T

Hi, Tigerlilli!

Hope you're doing okay.

 

Taxol gets a bad press, I had three taxols last summer after the three FEC, and after reading all the horror stories about taxol I was a bag of nerves for the first one!

 

I will say, when the first one hits on around day 3, it is pretty bad side effect wise as you still have the FEC in your system.

For me, it was bone pain and mouth ulcers.

However, aside from the ever increasing fatigue for me the taxol got a lot easier with each dose, and there were more good days than withthe Fec.

And on the plus side, your hair starts to grow back!

 

Good luck, and if you need to ask anything about the taxol from someone who's gone through it, I'm here xx

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First T

Hi all, just had my first T. Hope it's going to be OK! I know that some of you have had a really rough time with this one. I have picked up a few tops from the nurse... Apparently Grapefruit makes the symptoms much worse. Also if your bones ache, then try some antihistamines, as it can be an immune reaction. Hope this helps. Hang in there everyone. Only 2 more to go. Whooppee.