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Weekly paclitaxel- my oncologist's advice re side effects

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Re: Weekly paclitaxel- my oncologist's advice re side effects

Hi SJ

 

happy new year to you too! 

 

I've just had my 5th paclitaxel and again feeling fine - I agree with what you say that it doesn't even feel like you're having chemo. I also had 3 rounds of EC first which I was also very fortunate with and did not suffer from any of these awful side effects that unfortunately other people have. So I feel very lucky. I was also following a ketogenic diet all through this which I feel pretty sure made a big difference although will never know for sure!

 

wishing you all the best for the rest of your treatments. Let me know how you get on.

 

best wishes x

Re: Weekly paclitaxel- my oncologist's advice re side effects

Hi Primmy,

Thanks for replying! I have gone with Bare Biology Lion Heart fish oil which I used to take before treatment anyway but stopped as I didn't want anything to interfere with the chemo.
I am having 12 weekly Taxol and then I'm done!! I've had 3 already and so far I've had no SE. I feel like they are giving me water and long may it last!! I was quite paranoid about the whole peripheral neuropathy thing and so am icing my hands and feet for each treatment and have started taking the fish oil as off yesterday so am feeling abit less paranoid now!!

Thank you so much for posting the link to the paper... I think I was just meant to find it on Friday evening when I couldn't sleep 🙂

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year and all the best with your remaining T treatments!

SJ
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Re: Weekly paclitaxel- my oncologist's advice re side effects

Hi SJ

 

I'm taking Higher Nature omega 3 fish oil. I take 3 per day. I've had 4 paclitaxel so far (I'm having 9 weekly sessions but with the same dose as if I was having 12) and no side effects at all so fingers crossed. 

 

Hope this helps

 

Primmy x

Re: Weekly paclitaxel- my oncologist's advice re side effects

Hi Primmy,

Thanks for this usual information. Could you let me know which omega 3 capsules your taking please?

Thanks
SJ x

Weekly paclitaxel- my oncologist's advice re side effects

Thought I'd pass on what I've been told by my onc in preparation for starting weekly paclitaxel next week. There has been a study that show that omega 3 can reduce the peripheral neuropathy side effects - link below

http://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2407-12-355

 

I've been told to take three omega 3 capsules per day, which I started as soon as he told me, and have to continue taking them for a month after chemo finishes.