Chemotherapy - Alyce

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on April 18, 2012 View this journey (13 Experiences)

Had my first chemo on Monday 4/16/2012. They said the first treatment would be longer than the future ones. They go slower on purpose so they can monitor any reactions and act accordingly. 9 am - 4:15 pm. They loaded me up with Aloxi (nausea prevention), Corticosteroids (decrease inflammation, enhance chemo drugs, increase anti nausea medications, Emend (prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting), then came the chemo.... Carboplatin, Taxotere, Herceptin all day long. About 2 pm they gave me 975 mg of Tylenol. All of the above was sent in through my port a cath. Except the Tylenol.
Then the next morning, we came in for shot of Neulasta to increase the production of the infection fighting cells. It's been 28 hours and so far, feeling pretty good. They said the nausea drugs from Monday will start to wear off by Friday, they have had me get several over the counter drugs to take plus some other prescriptions to counter side effects.

Easy to Do: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Mandi75

    I am taking the exact same drugs! Taxotere, Carboplatin, and Herceptin. Will be curious to see how you do. My first treatment side effects hit two days later. My anti nausea meds weren't working and made me real dizzy and doped feeling. Switched to Zofran that was better. This 4th treatment I have had 6 days of nausea. Feeling better tonight.

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