everyones journey is different and so will yours.........just keep positive and don't wait to feel sick....you may not because the antisickness medications are excellent. The majority of hospitals now give Emend prior to your chemo (one hour) and then one tablet for the next 2 days......in addition you have other antisickness meds. As the other ladies say take them whether you need them or not. I tend to wean off them at day 4...
Don't put up with any side effect..i.e heart burn...contact GP and by the time you have taken the second dose the issue should have gone...as with any other symptom
The support on here is excellent......
For me the worst side effect was losing my head hair.....2nd FEC day 14 a- hair all gone 😞 ....but annoyingly my legs remain like a yeti.........
Rest when you are tired......I make sure I get up and dressed every day and go out every day.......I still work ....mostly from home but helps fill some of the days when I feel a little low.
I don;t take the steroids with the FEC (my choice - oncologist happy) but they can disturb your sleep....so take before 2pm....
I wish you well....................... don't fear the chemo....your mind makes it worse than it is.
I have just got home from 3rd FEC (been shopping with hubbie after) usually feel tired by 6pm on the chemo day xxxx Donna
So sorry you need to have chemo, but at least you know they are throwing everything at it. My advice is:
I actually didn't feel sick, but for the first two cycles I occasionally took the meds 'just in case' if I was going out. My OH made me keep a bucket by my side at all times when at home lol. Thankfully never needed it.
I had my first fec chemo on Tuesday. They give you sevearl different sickness drugs and you are advised to take them whether you feel sick or not.So I have and touch wood, I have been ok so far, but I have only been eating quite bland food such as pasta,soup,toast.
I would say listen to your body and I find myself dropping off whilst reading a book or watching tv but I wouldnt say it was fatigue,more a quick catnap 🙂 Good Luck xx Ruth xx