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Herceptin and improving heart function

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Re: Herceptin and improving heart function

Hello, I found out about them on here. I read the post the lady above was referring to and did a bit of googling myself. I mentioned them to my team and they said I can take them and see so I did.

 

My heart echo actually went up from 55% at the start (before Herceptin) and the next one was 60% and the 3rd (my latest) was 64%.

 

This is one study I found:

http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/20657530

 

you can find thousands of Google Scholar.

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Re: Herceptin and improving heart function

Blueash was fascinated when I read your post. Havent heard of these supplements before. Are you allowed to take them long termly? Was your Oncologist ok with you taking them? Am under a cardiologist as I had 9 injection of Herceptin and it has damaged my heart so have been on bp tablets and a high dose of beta blockers now for over year. I get very tired and struggle to do exercise. I can walk but not regularly as I am normally wiped out for one to two days afterwards. Would love to try these tablets but will need to check with the 'docs' first. 

 

Am about to try out a pilot of Macmillans Get Active doing some specialised gym work with a trainer specialsibg in the effects of cancer treatment. Theyve finding increasing muscle mass helps sustaining activity for longer.....all early research so not proven yet.

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Re: Herceptin and improving heart function

Thank you for this ive drpped from 67% to 50% now on 14th injection and hell its worrying - so will try this.. love sue x
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Re: Herceptin and improving heart function

The supplements you want are pycnogenol and CoQ 10.

http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/heart-health-articles/the-heart-strengthening-tag-team

 

The combined one they mention is hard to get but you can get them separately from Amazon. I get the Ubiquinol 100mg ebcause that is supposed to be absorbed better.

 

My first echo scan was 55% and my second was 60% I took the supplements a week after the first one because they said if mine dropped to 50% they would not give me Herceptin. They already stopped my chemo because my blood counts got too low!

 

I am taking these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QJ4F0KG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CLSFE3W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Herceptin and improving heart function

Hi all, I received my 5th lot of herceptin today and was told my last muga was down to 57% from 67%. I've to get another in 8 weeks time to see if it goes down anymore but the oncologist didn't seem concerned. I read a post a few months back about a woman who was taking supplements to help her heart but can't find it anywhere. Can someone help me or give advice if there's anything I can take? At 28 I don't fancy having a bad heart!