cm im on epi too and have to take only 2 a day 1 morning 1 12 oclock unlike last time when i was taking it at 8 and not sleeping but i ened up with heartburn not be able to go to the loo and sleeping all day didnt eat due to heartburn but i never had any snickness and so far still havent but then only had 2nd dose yesterday
argh, know which ones they are - sorry for the confusion; forgot about those as when you change to Tax you have to take them before chemo. Again as far as I can remember they help keep your body going so the se's aren't as severe.
I found this useful when I was on mine - it's a link to Cancer Research UK....
It depends on what chemo you've had, to a great extent, and also what other meds you've been given.
If you're on Tax, then the dex is essential not only to ward off sickness but to ward off allergic reactions which could be very unpleasant. That's why you get so much, and have to start it the day before.
If you're on FEC then it's less of an issue, and also there are other anti-sickness meds that may work better in conjunction with dex.
This would be a good question to throw at the Helpline, so give them a ring and see what they say.
I'm on Emend (wonderful stuff!) and have cut right down on the amount of dex I take afterwards, because I have been able to manage ok without the full 3 times a day for 3 days thing and take much less.
Hi I also started my chemo yesterday and your are advised to take them early in the day so I took with breakfast. Feeling great so far
i had chemo yesterday and yes they gave me the sickness drug then these are the steroids they give you to take for 3 days
As far as I'm aware they won't give you the chemo if you haven't had it and they usually ask beforehand too. I used to take mine earlier on in the day if that's any help - before 2pm I think......
reason why im asking is last time all i did was sleep and couldnt go to the loo so far im feeling fine not one bit of sickness and can go to the loo so i thought i would ask