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any one having A C chemo?????

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HI I have just started TAC so getting it all!!!! I have not been too bad although at times feel very tired, tummy upset after about 12 hours after eating, just beginning to get a metallic taste in my mouth but no nausea or vomiting. I am realistic to know that each day will be different as well as each cycle - 1st was on 3.10.08

Hope everyone is not doing badly and enjoying the sunshine love sharon xx

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Thanks Chris.

take care.
Shell.xx

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Hi Shelly,

I've recently finished 4 of AC and now 3 of 4 Tax done. First AC not too bad, bit nauseous, but after the second one I spent 4 days vomitting and absolutely shattered. Until they got my anti-nausea tablets sorted for the 3rd AC I didn't think that I could go on anymore. I was given Domperidone to take, and Kytril for anti nausea at first and then they gave me Dexmethazone...Treatment 3 no nausea - heaven. Had to put all scented products away until a week after chemo as smells would just make me nauseous.

Lots of food & drink tasted awful for days afterwards too. Once the appetite came back I was ravenous , and haven't stopped eating since.

Suffered badly with constipation - nothing the hospital gave me worked - but the best thing was from Holland & Barrett - Onastron (something like that)...a cube that you cut up and eat a quarter each night - made with figs or such.

Chronic heartburn and Lansoprazole capsules didn't work so they swapped me to the same in tablet form which worked slightly better - didn't cure it though.

I know how you feel - but ther is light at the end of the tunnel..it just a long tunnel when you feel so awful. Good luck xx

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Hi Shell
Hey darling you will feel real crappy for a wee while , yes i was 36 and i like you felt to young to have this ,i have just underwent reconstruction on both my breasts ,as they were both taken away also my ovaries too ,so at this present time going through the change mmm lovely .
Thinking of you kiddo ,
Love joolsxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Hi to all you babes , it is now over 2 years since i had 5 dozes of ac and then 4 of tax ,but i do remember the feeling of sickness and tiredness . I do no that i started having ginger biscuits and fresh pineapple seemed to help alot . Another thing the pinapple helped with is the sore mouth that you can sometimes get .
Take care huns i am now 38 and never thought i would ever feel good again but believe me you do
Love jools xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Hi Shell
Yes I have had ac over last couple of months. Had 3 lots out of 4 but as it hadnt shrunk my bc. the onc decided to put me onto taxotere instead. I have had 1 out of 4 tax so far.
For the !st 9 days or so on ac I felt lethargic and had a horrible taste in my mouth that made it difficult for me to eat or even drink. I spent a lot of time in bed. After that I began to pick up and by week 3 made up for my initial lack of appetite. Hair fell out just b4 second chemo but I had a wig by then. We will get over all of this in the end but patience isnt my stong point!!!

best wishes with s/e's.
Chris x

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Hi Shelley,

I did have AC a year ago (was meant to have 4 but only had 3 as it didn't shrink the tumour much) nausea and fatique are all normal side effects so don't worry. I was given a pile of anti-nausea tablets which I had to take for a few days afterwards - I got sick of the sight of tablets!! After I stopped AC I had Taxotere, which was pretty hard going, but I did the trick and I came out the other side with flying colours.

All the ladies on this site are so helpful and caring, I don't know what I would have done without them to fire questions at and have a darn good moan!!!

Good luck with the rest of your treatment,

Tracy xx

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Hi,
I have been readig all your threads on various types of chemo and i am wondering if any one is receiving A C chemo?
I have just had my second treatment on friday and am suttering fron nausea and fatigue, i am just wondering if any one else is having these side effects too.

Shell.
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