I am triple negative and started Chemo Thursday. I am 54 and have no known gene relation although family is rife with breast cancer. Because of Triple Negative, the plan is neoadjuvant chemo then bilateral mastectomy, then we'll see if I need to do something else. Tumor is contained. So I hope this works. I think the anxiety from waiting sent my blood pressure through the roof but now I feel calm and just trying to stay healthy throughout the process. And stay away from Germs! The Chemo is 4 x AC every other week. Then Taxol for 12 weeks every week. I'm in the US so it might be different here. I was hit with Neulasta 27 hours after treatment and immediately felt sleepy. I was told to take loratadine to keep from feeling bone pain from the Neulasta. Saturday was the only sleepy day but Sunday I was up again. I'm feeling like I shouldn't be feeling this well. I'm wondering if it gets worse as time goes on? Minor Symptoms: Gas, bloating, Constipation (I'm taking 600 mg of Magnesium for this - seems to work - didn't tell doctor), Nausea (eat crackers and take ondansetron every 8 hours for three days then as needed), headache - (take ibuprofen). Felt a little dizzy on Saturday and feel that now and then, like I'm a bit wobbly. I attributed that to the Neulasta but who knows. I also had some hot flashes the first day but they went away. They said side effects would hit me 72 hours after treatment and I feel like it didn't. So I'm concerned. I know that sounds weird. Nothing too bad happened and I am concerned. Wondering if it will be worse next time? I was told not to do Cold Cap because AC is so strong no hair can last. Today is Tuesday, 5 days later, and the worse thing going on today is something that feels like a sinus headache that hurts so much my glasses feel heavy on my face and I have to take them off periodically. Doctor wants me to exercise daily and get heart going for at least 20 minutes. Haven't done that yet but have been walking. He says the busier I am the better it will be. So far he's right. He doesn't want me resting! I'm keeping myself quarantined but don't like not being able to go to the store! Is anyone else taking AC?
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