I should have said I finished my chemo last July, so all behind me now.
I was on 6 doses of Tax and Carboplatin with Herceptin. During my first cycle my temp rose to 38 but I didn't feel ill. However, I did as I was told and rang in, went to chemo unit and had a blood test. My neuts were down to 0.1 so I was admitted straight away even though my temp had gone back to normal. I was in hospital 3 days but they never found a source of infection and I felt very well. I was allowed home once my neuts rose to an acceptable level. Had I not taken my temp at that particular time I would never have known. For all subsequent cycles I was given the single Neulasta jab the day after chemo and was fine.
Sadly there is nothing you can do to get your levels up. They will go up when they are ready and not before, no matter what you do. If there were anything people could do we would be advised to do it and wouldn't be given the extremely expensive GSF injections. All you can do is to try to avoid infections and hopefully stay out of hospital.
Good luck with your blood test tomorrow xxx
I am sorry to read you're experiencing a pretty rough time at them moment. I'm sure some of the other users will be a long soon to offer you their knowledge and support. In the meantime if you would like to talk things through do give the BCC helpline a call on 0808 800 6000. Here you can share your concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as support and practical information. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator
I had zero neutrophils after chemo 4, so also had to go into hospital on IV anti-bs. I had changed from FEC to TAX for number 4, and my onco thought this was why I was so ill. She put me back on FEC for my last two treatments.