Medicine for low white blood cell count - kps0918

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Hodgkin Disease. Posted on September 7, 2012 View this journey (17 Experiences)

Oh the dreaded Neulast shot....I did not have to receive this after every treatment, but did get it 5-6 times. In my opinion, this was worse than chemo. I would get on Friday's and really only suffered with it on Saturday's which is a perk I guess. My best description was like you had the flu (super achy bones/joints) and you just ran a marathon (really tired). My body just ached so badly with this injection b/c our bone marrow is over-stimulated to boost your blood cell count. In recent years I have other friends going through this battle and their doctors are now "prescribing" to take Claritin (no other brand and no generics) on the day of the shot and the next few days. Something in the Claritin is suppose to take the edge of the bone pain...worth a shot if you have to have it!

Easy to Do: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree

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