I had 3 x FEC and 3 x Tax. USed the cold cap and found that hair started to fall out 2.5 weeks after first chemo, then stopped after 4-5 days. This was the pattern for all 6 chemos. So basically if it carries on coming out (and at a rapid rate) after 3 weeks+ it maybe that it won't work for you. I managed to get away with it, had a few baldie patches by the end, but with pony tails and comb overs (!) it covered it up OK.
Hi don't if i can tell you about the cold cap but i am on FEC (3 down and 3 to go) and my hair started to fall out 2 weeks after 1st one but didn't need to have hair shaved until just after the 2nd. I too do not sleep much and so far haven't had too many side affects. Glad you are not feeling to bad, may it continue through your treatment.
Love Sandra x
I had breast cancer 5 years ago and had 12 chemos. Not a clue which type as was on a trial. One part of it was epirubicin which makes you lose your hair. So does the "C" part of it i think? Anyway last time I didn't lose all my hair but about 70% of it. Kept eyebrows and lashes, arm, legs and pubes. Diagnosed with a new primary cancer in Oct last year, had masec with recon, and just had 1st of 3 FEC on Monday this week. Decided to go for the cold cap. If I pull my hair at this stage (day 4) 1 hair comes out. But that was probably normal for me anyway. At what stage would I know if the cold cap has worked and I won't lose my hair.
I feel achy all over, my neck is sore, my eyes feel so tired but I can't sleep. Feel very fluey when after the first 1 will this improve. No sickness at all, no constipation, no runs. So i suppose Iam not that bad.