just wondering whether anyone has tried the ‘magnetic’? Apparently has liquid eyeliner with magnetic properties that the lashes stick to without any messy glue
Sorry to hear you're all here and some for the second time. It's second time around for me too. I found last time (dx sept 2014, FEC-T october 14 to april 15) I lost my eyelashes and eyebrows several weeks after my last taxol which was weird as my hair had grown really well throughout taxol!
I was given Aprepitant and that worked wonders on the 2nd cycle but I was bad again on my 3rd but I switch to Docetaxol next wk so I’m hoping that I will be better on that.
I still have my lashes at the mo so we’ll see what happens on the next lot!
I haven’t had to use them yet, my lashes have shed a little but I haven’t lost them all. I’ve had 3 FEC & I start Docetaxol next week so I’ll see what happens when that starts and I’ll let you know!
Hi Claire, there are a few anti sick meds out there. I am quite a nauseous person anyway so I was given Emend, which was wonderful. I also tried another supposedly super duper one ( sounds Japanese?!) which didn’t work for me. Also made sure I took my ordinary anti nausea tablets regularly.
My team did not recommend false eyelashes because of glue, but this was two years ago. Perhaps things are better now? Instead was I booked onto the Look Good, Feel Good course which showed us BC girls how to make the most of what we have. Great stuff!🥰
Thanks Claire, sorry only just seen this message, there not coming up on my page.
Mine have gone really short from last chemo, not on anything ATM, waiting to start paclitaxel on the 23rd. Then I will probably loose them all. I think it will be worse than loosing my hair. I wasn't too bad this time , I lost it 10 years ago when I was first dx with primary.
i just wear scarves and I don't mind them, have loads in different colours.
That group sounds good, there's some good tips on the internet too.
Thanks for everything Claire, take care and good luck.
lots of love Shelly.xxx
I have got the C Lash ones but mine are still hanging in there at the moment so I haven’t used them yet. My nurse said it should be fine to use them it’s just the normal risk of infection as it would be anyway, so I will definitely try them once they go, not everyday but just if I go out somewhere a bit posh 😊😊
For me last time it was worse to lose my lashes as it was the last feminine thing left but you do get used to it and if you use an angled brush to line under where your lashes would be and above too it really helps. Not sure if they have the Look Good Feel Better scheme where you are but it’s a group you book where they show you how to apply your makeup including eye brows etc & get some tips plus lots of lovely freebies too.
Good luck with the rest of your treatment
Hi Claire, I've just been reading about false eyelashes but can't remember where lol. (Chemo brain). Apparently you can get proper ones for people who've lost them through chemo. I would google it. I'm going to cause I'm slowly losing mine, think that will be worse than my hair. Xx
I’m sure all the stress didn’t help, although I’ve had chemo before & new roughly what to expect it was a different one this time & FEC is notorious for sickness so like you say, next time I’ll ask for the anti sickness to be ramped up!
Boots do the lashes online so I’ll see how I go and if my eyes become sore I’ll leave it. It’s more for special occasions, I won’t bother every day just highlight my eyes with liner & makeup, stick on a bit of lippy & go face it!
Once my hair started coming out before I shaved it and although it’s initially heartbreaking you soon get used to it & I just wore scarves when I went out, couldn’t get on with wigs.
I hope the rest of your treatment goes well. Take care xxx
Sorry to hear that the first chemo made you sick. They usually reserve the more effective (and usually more expensive) anti nausea stuff if the first line treatments do not work so ask for the best they have. I hope your subsequent sessions go as smoothly as possible. I would find it very challenging to be going through treatment again especially chemo. I hope you have all the practical and emotional support that you need available to you.
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Best Wishes Claire,
sorry to find yourself on here..... first chemo is the worst, nerves, worry n stress all add up.
shame about the sickness but your team should be able to tweak your pre meds before your next one and you'll feel mch better.
i also wondered about false lashes...went into superdrug to look for Eyelure C false lashed, didnt stock them but told me to look at Superdrug on line.... might just use eyeshadow n eyeliner pencil...my hair is shedding big time n having to wear my scarves now day and night ... hi ho....
a day at a time.... tc and try n enjoy your day. Xxx
That’s what I remembered from before about the glue. I’ll look into the C-Lash though as I hadn’t heard of that but otherwise stick with the eyeliner I think.
Had my first chemo yesterday & was sick unfortunately but hopefully better next time with additional anti sickness.
Take care, Claire x
Sorry to hear that you are going through it all again. I just wanted to wish you well.
When I eventually lost my lashes during chemo, I was quite OK with it, as I found defining the top corner of my eyelids with eyeliner did the trick. (I was more challenged with the eyebrows!). Hence, I am not best placed to answer your question.
I remember reading that you could use false eyelashes but to first check the type of glue with medical staff as it could irritate etc. As some chemo can also cause dry eyes/irritation, and one is also trying to reduce potential infection sources, I suppose that is more reasons to take extra care if using falsies. I have heard of a product called C-lash (as far as I know developed by a lady who had breast cancer in collaboration with Boots and Eyelure) but not something I can personally recommend as I have not tried.
Wishing you the very best,
Chick 🐣 x
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I’m going through cancer for the second time in 6 yrs & wondered if anyone had used fake lashes once you had lost your own (the stick on ones). I seem to remember something about not being able to because of the glue??