I forgot to say that I tapered my steroids after chemo. My doctor said to - remember I was having all docetaxel. Anyway if you have 8 a day for 3 days or whatever it is (24 tablets) I took my as follows:
Day 1 6
Day 2 5
Day 3 4
Day 4 3
Day 5 3
Day 6 2
Day 7 1
I did that because it was like coming down a flight of stairs rather than jumping from a height. I also took them early in the morning so they did not keep me awake.
i got through yesterdays chemo with no problems so far (early days).
i had, a along with MRI, and heart scans, a CAT scan to check the rest of my body, I’m sure at some point you will have the same. This will put your mind at rest, maybe speak to your oncologist at you next appointment.
i have been having two rough weeks starting the day of chemo then a good week (usually mentally low that week) during the FEC treatment.
this time (chemo 4) I was at the hospital for 6 hours but feel ok (massive dose of steroids) this morning I’m feeling quite positive.
each time you feel you low, everyone on here is so supportive and on your good days you can actually say you did it 😃👍👏👏 listen to your body speak to your oncologist, he/she will be able to put your mind at rest.
best of luck
im due chemo 2 tomorow. (6 in total, roll on end October!)
Im trying to work as much as I can through it and the side effects and remain positive, its not easy.... its the every other little pain or ache i have elswhere that my brain now turns into a potential cancer that I find so very hard to cope with. If anyone out there has any top tips on how I can switch off the panic, please share. My treatment will get worse before it gets better, I think, my employers are truly amazing and I am working at home a fair bit and being off. the fatigue hit me on about day 4-9 first time round, as did a few other side effects. I have great friends and family all helping me, but I actually find I don't want to worry them with contents of my thoughts, so here I am... thank you ;-)
I had all TCH (docetaxol, carboplatin and Herceptin) I could not have FEC because I have high blood pressure and take Statins for my heart. It does not make you sick - they give you tablets but I did not need them. The worst part is the fatigue but I could be lazy because I did not have to take care of children or pets and I did not have to work from home or anything. The first couple of days you are alright because the steroids are helping you but days 4 to 6 are a bit rough and then you start to feel OK again.
If they give you GCSF injections be sure to take claritin hay fever tablets in fact I took them all through Herceptin too.
anyone started Docetaxel, Herceptin and Pertuzumab?
i haven’t been great on FEC which has taken me 2weeks to get over after each treatment. Unfortunately I’ve had most of the side effects even with all the preventative meds!
My oncologist has told me those who aren’t great on FEC cope better with T. I have to say I’m absolutely dreading my next treatment and currently funding it hard to cope.
I cant seem to find anything positive about Docetaxel, if any of you have a positive story please let me know.