Hi, I too had very red and hot face, looked like sunburn. Onc said it was a side effect of the steroids, dexamethasone, so reduced the dose by half for my 2nd chemo and gave additional anti-emetic, Emend to top up. I still had slightly red face but nowhere near as bad as before. Good luck with your treatment.
Hi Miarose yes headache for three days then wind and upset tummy pretty much a feature for the first 7-8 days after chemo for me too.Seems like the red face is a common feature also so have stopped worrryng about that[theres enough else to worrry about !] I really hope you dont find the treatment too bad Miarose.Ive now had my last FEC and am movng on to the T cmponent next time but in the meantime I intend to have as normal a time as possible.Sending positive thoughts your way:-)
Hi - Noticed you hadnt had a reply and just wanted to say finished chemo start of July and had 'chemo face' - bright red about third day post chemo xxx However, do ring the unit if you are worried about anything - I reckon I had most side effects going and was definitely not a marathon runner during chemo (first three cycles only one good day then they reduced my dose) xx I took paracetomol for headaches (just checked temp before etc) - also had white cell injections. hang in there !!!