• kps0918
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    My white counts dropped several times during chemotherapy. I had to postpone treatment 2-3 times to get my counts back up.

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    • kps0918
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    The toughest side effect for me...I was in my mid-twenties and planning my wedding and I did not want to think about having no hair....

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    • kps0918
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    This was one of the tougher ones for me. I was in such good health before getting diagnosed that I hated how tired I was all the tim...

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    • kps0918
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Oh the joys---I usually only had problems when I took Zofran or other anti-nausea meds.

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    • kps0918
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    :) At least you can blame your lack of memory on something! After being blessed with two little girls--I would say this equals "preg...

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  1. about 7 years ago
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    Foot and leg cramps, night sweats, low grade fever.

    Side Effects

    These were primarily side effects of one or two drugs, and they were prominent enough to happen almost every night, and some days. ...

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    • SonjaRB
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Breathing problems / inflammation of the lung due to Bleomycin - had to be treated with prednisone for 6 months

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  2. about 7 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I still have Chemo Brain... IT SUCKS! My memory and attention is HORRIBLE! I am hoping this goes away soon!!

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    • mhoefler
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I had more then just fatigue, I lost my sex drive, which my young husband didn't understand, my ability to be alone with my little b...

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    • threecs
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    Neupogen shots twice after each treatment. Bone pain. Nausea, hair loss, aches and pains, severe acid reflux, and tingling down spi...

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  3. about 7 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    After the first 3 rounds I started having to get shots for the neutropenia every other week. One week I would get chemo, the next w...

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    • kmarquis
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    about 7 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

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    I think this was the most disappointing thing in my treatment - every week I went to get blood counts done to see if I could get che...

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