Chemotherapy - MINKROCH

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with APL (M3), which Usually Has Translocation Between Chromosomes 15 and 17. Posted on January 23, 2012 View this journey (9 Experiences)

Currently in remission and taking maintenance medications for the next 2 years. The medications include: ATRA, methotrexate, and mercaptopurine. The primary side effects are nausea and generalized itching.

I have had experience with methotrexate toxicity which resulted in chronic diarrhea and hospitalization. The medical team reduced my dose to 1/4 but have decided to re-up my dose to 1/2, which causing me anxiety...don't want to go through toxicity again. I am also finding myself fatigued when taking ATRA which is scheduled every three months for a 2 week period (10 pills daily). This journey has had a significant impact on my life, and I can't wait for this chemo to be over!

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

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