• After 5 taxotere treatments and my complaining of shortness of breath,my doctor stopped chemo for three weeks then tests

    Asked by fan343 on Sunday, October 16, 2011

    After 5 taxotere treatments and my complaining of shortness of breath,my doctor stopped chemo for three weeks then tests

    Is this when they stop chemo? just when you cannot breathe.
    Then check to see if anything is working. Other reactions to chemo have been only hair loss and take only Tylonol for pain. Advanced mestastized prostate cancer.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • mspinkladybug's Avatar
      mspinkladybug

      Taxole and taxoterre will kick the XXX out of you to no end. I was so weak from it breathing was also an issue I could not walk with out being short of breath . drink more water and as cray as it sounds milkshakes. but yes they will stop it for a while and then deiced if they want to continue or try another one

      over 5 years ago
    • Merianne41's Avatar
      Merianne41

      No, I hate to say it probably is not the end. My doctor's had to wait two weeks because I had pnemonia. I believe the respiratory problems is just that your body has no immunity. I did sleep with my head up and I also would sleep in a recliner during that time. Just a suggestion!

      over 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      the shortness of breath might be a lack of hemoglobin... if your blood counts are low (mine get low in taxol), then taking a break to let your bone marrow build your blood back up is probably what is happening. take a look at your blood work report, if you can. how many numbers are outside the normal range? how far? ask your nurse to explain the blood report to you, because then you'll understand more about what is happening.

      when my hemoglobin gets low, i feel like i cannot catch my breath... and my heart rate goes up... feels like i'm working harder than i actually am - even just going up a flight of stairs....

      hope this helps....

      over 5 years ago

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