Bone strengthening drugs - Lisa626

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on February 12, 2012 View this journey (7 Experiences)

Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    In addition to the hormone therapy I was given a bone infusion every 4-6 weeks. The first try was Zometa, but I had a very bad reaction. Sweats, chills, shaky, weak. So we stopped that. Then we went to Aredia. Each time was a challenge. They couldn't find my veins. Sometimes I went through 3 nurses before it took. Sometimes I came home black and blue. I dreaded it. I tried to drink extra water and exercise more, but nothing seemed to help. I have skinny, elusive veins. Sometimes friends would come and sit with me during the 2 1/2 hour infusion and sometimes I was alone and caught up on Psychology Today. I felt a bit tired and headachy for a few days after, but thankfully was able to work from home and rest when I needed to.

    almost 9 years ago

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