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myexperience
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Re: Hi everyone

Went through fec and tax 2011. Was very sick with fec but my experience with tax varied each time. 1st time was good for 1st days after then felt tired and weak with daihoria and aches. Was better the next time, still slight aches and tiredness and daihoria but much better. Everyone different. Just rest if you need to. Good luck.

busyanne
Member

Re: Hi everyone

Hi Ruth,  I had stage 2 grade 3 like you.  I had 3 fec and 3 tax.  I had minimal side affects with the fec and any I did have were swiftly dealt with by the medics.  The tax was a different story in that I had terrible aches all over my body and a horrible taste in my mouth.  However I got through it and after the first dose I knew what to expect and readied myself in anticipation.  You will get through it and take all the help you are offered by the medics.  You may have no side affects at all everyone is different and I have read that people who do not so well on fec do very well on tax.  Kind regards

WP23
Member

Re: Hi everyone

Hi Ruth,

 

I am 46 and  have grade 3 invasive HER2+, so i am having taxotere and cyclophosphamide chemo, first one was on Monday. Have felt not too bad, achey and tired, but you just need to rest when your body tells you to.

 

Join us ladies on the July 14 thread, hopefully we will be able to get through together.

 

Take care

 

Wendy x

 

 

poemsgalore
Member

Re: Hi everyone

Hi Ruth,

 

Most people I know found Taxotere easier that FEC. But trust me, I was the exception and ended up in hospital with zero neutrophils! The only thing I've heard others complain about are aches and pains and peripheral neuropathy. I don't know anyone who had sickness or nausea. Sending hugs and wishing you well.  

Janet_BCC
Member

Re: Hi everyone

Hi Ruthieee

 

Welcome to the forum.  I'm sure you'll find lots of support here from fellow members.  I've attached links to the June and July threads as mentioned by mary32

 

http://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/t5/Chemotherapy-monthly-threads/starting-chemo-in-june-2014/m-p...

 

http://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/t5/Chemotherapy-monthly-threads/Anyone-due-to-start-their-chemo...

 

Hope this helps.

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

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mary32
Member

Re: Hi everyone

Hi Ruth

 

No experience myself but perhaps you should join the monthly chemo thread in the 'going through treatment' section and there you will find lots of other people going through a similar regime.

 

Mary

Ruthieee
Member

Hi everyone

Hi my names Ruth ,I'm 41,I have stage 2, grade 3 in breast and nodes,I have just finished my fourth fec,feeling really anxious ,coming uptoo the t part now as feel so weak.how have people coped on the taxotaral cymotheraphy please.