I had one treatment of Docetaxel following 4 FEC and after 4 days had every side effect known to man plus a lot more. The Oncologists and nurses rarely see such skin reaction so I have been assessed and now will be put on Taxel weekly - lower dose ! Here was I thinking only 2 treatments left and now I'm back to 6 of another drug! Scared to be honest as the side effects listed for Paclitaxel are the same as Docetaxel - I do not want to go through that experience again - hands and feet are still blistered now 2 weeks after treatment. Hoping reduced dose will not react as badly 😞
I'm in Australia, where FEC followed by Docetaxel is pretty standard. I got through the FEC fine, but I had my first D last Tuesday and am still reeling around a bit. Day 3 started to feel crummy, then day 4 and 5 dreadful, and now I feel like the worst is over but still exhausted and nowhere near normal functioning. How have you gone? You must be about to do round 2.