• Carboplatin and alimta

    Asked by hhkjwf on Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Carboplatin and alimta

    Can anyone share their experiences with these drugs (taken together

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I was given those, along with Avastin, as my first line treatment. My tumors shrank while I was getting the drugs. As soon as we stopped them, my tumors regained all of the progress we had made. (That's just MY experience ... others may have had different results.) I know several people who are getting carbo, alimta and immunotherapy (triplet) ... your doctor didn't mention that option?

      When I was on carbo/Alimta/Avastin, I was on a three-week cycle. The first week, after the steroids wore off, I was very sick. I spent a couple or three days in bed, only getting up to throw up or go to the bathroom. I had terrible fatigue. By the second week, I was feeling some better. By the third week, I was able to do most everything I wanted or needed to do as long as I was able to get some rest on occasion.

      Then ... the cycle started again ... BUT, that was back in 2012, early 2013. So, while it wasn't easy, it was worth it.

      Good luck!

      3 months ago
    • hhkjwf's Avatar
      hhkjwf

      Thanks. I have been on immune therapy for 14 months. It worked for awhile,but is no longer working. So happy treatment is working for you for so long

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I'm so sorry that it quit working. I hope the Carbo/Alimta will be just the ticket for you!

      3 months ago
    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      You would not take Alimta for small cell lung cancer, only non-small cell. Are you sure of your diagnosis? I've had this combo twice and the first time I had severe fatigue but no nausea. The second time, I had very little fatigue and slight nausea. Need to stay hydrated. It can cause constipation, so have something on hand.

      3 months ago
    • hhkjwf's Avatar
      hhkjwf

      I have non small cell with some of the characteristics of small cell lung cancer

      3 months ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      I was given those while having chemoradiotherapy. I was medicated starting day before infusion with steroid, anti nausea, anti constipation and continued for a few days. Extreme fatigue, nausea (not vomiting), mega rash on chest (raw hamburger looking and not from radiation) itching, lost 75% of my hair unexpectantly. Glad there was something to treat the reoccurance but so glad to be done. Hugs!

      3 months ago
    • andreajd's Avatar
      andreajd

      Good choice for me.
      I was on the carbo/ alimta/ avastin for I think 6 months as first line more than 6 years ago,
      Then I came off of the carbo. I was originally stage 4 to lymph nodes but I made progress.
      Side effects not so great. need heart and blood pressure meds now. Sicker than a dog.
      Developed neuropathy. Treated a lot of the sides at the local acupuncture college.

      3 months ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      Ps. I also had acupuncture every infusion or within day or so. Bf had chemo and sicker than a dog, had acupuncture second time and no issues. Medicare doesn’t cover but my secondary did.

      3 months ago
    • andreajd's Avatar
      andreajd

      We are blessed here w/ an oriental medicine college w/ student and doctor clinics affordable.

      3 months ago

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