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Re: Chemo allergic reaction

Hi Michelle

First a big hug - chemo is bad enough without reactions. I had two reactions, first to the C in EC and then to my first paclitaxel, despite the antihistamine at the start, but neither was as strong as yours and both reactions subsided as soon as I was flushed out. If you are really frightened of it happening again and can’t be reassured, ask BEFORE your next treatment appointment if the oncologist can prescribe something to help with the anxiety. I am phobic but my oncologist prescribed 2 lorazepam each time (I got the 2 tablets ready for the next treatment - never a batch!) and miraculously, I felt calm and just normal. It got me through my chemo. It may help you face your next one and then, when nothing bad happens, you may not need it again. Your GP could prescribe something milder but only hospitals can prescribe this.

Best of luck anyway. The Oncologist/nurses presumably will increase your antihistamine dosage x

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Hi Michelle, your team are better placed to discuss your questions with rather than your gp, they will be able to speak to your onc if needed for any answers to your questions, just a thought so you get answers and reassurance quicker. Keep safe 💕💕Shi xx

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Thank u very much for the information I found you have been really helpful 🥰 I just need somethin to clam my anxiety now as it feels like it’s going threw the roof but I’ll rig my GP tomorrow for that thank u 😘🥰

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Hi Michelle, it went in fine after the antihistamine but the whole of that cycle I just didn’t feel right, so I spoke to my onc and I went back onto fec for my 6th and last one. They will discuss options with you if you have another reaction, please do speak to the nurses on here too. Yes when you start having reaction it’s very quick that your chest feels tight and your face feels red hot, always shout for the nurse immediately if it does happen next time 👍 but always remember they are professionals looking after you and they’ve seen reactions before and know what to do ❤️ If you feel strange at all at any point at home between chemo rounds ring your rapid response, don’t go oh I’ll wait an hour and don’t forget even if no temperature it doesn’t mean nothings going on, if you don’t feel right ring ❤️ They don’t mind, they want you safely through ❤️💕💕Shi xx

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Hi thank you very much for the reply 💞 chemo today was paclitaxel I have to have that every week for 12 weeks then 4 cycles of carboplatin but it was just the taxel today and that’s when I had the reaction I was terrified... so when u had your reaction was you fine the next time you went as they have told me it might happen again the next time I go and if it dose they will not give me taxel anymore they will change the drug 🥰😘

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Hi Michelle, ❤️ Reaction to the chemo can happen, sorry you’ve had it happen, was it t that you reacted to? Your team will have seen it all before and will know what to do next week, so you are in safe hands and do speak to them before or your onc to ask the questions you want answers to before your next one. It happened to me on my 2nd t and after a bag of antihistamine was administered the restarted it again 😳 all the time I just wanted to rip it out and run for the hills, but had to sit there because my will for it to get any stray cells took over the 😳 you can do this 👭 do phone the nurses on here too, they will be able to answer questions too ❤️💕💕Shi xx

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Chemo allergic reaction

Hi my names Michelle and I had my second go of chemo today only 3 mins in I had a reaction I felt like a hot kettle had been put on my chest and I couldn’t breath all the nurses where brilliant and was there to help me but when I tried again i was too tense and I kept getting pain in my chest but I think I was just to panicky the second time round so they stopped it again I just want to no if anyone else has been threw this and any tips please as I have to go back next week and try it again  x