• Cytoxan/taxotere effects

    Asked by Breit11763 on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Cytoxan/taxotere effects

    Was wondering if the side effects of this cocktail get worse every time

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • SusanK's Avatar

      I had six treatments and am sorry to tell you, the side effects seemed to intensify with each one. Of course everybody is different with our tolerances, so I will hope you get through this without much difficulty. On the plus side, my treatments for triple negative breast cancer ended five years ago, and I believe these two drugs saved my life. Best wishes as you move forward.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Teachergirl's Avatar

      I personally found that the side effects increased with each treatment but once I knew what to expect, I found the side effects more manageable if I drank a lot of water throughout the day and rested when I felt I needed to. I also practiced visualization techniques with breathing and I found that it did help me. Wishing you as smooth a time as possible.

      almost 5 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      It's been nine years since chemo for me! I barely remember. The side effects that increased over time for me that I remember are damage to my nails and very low WBC and RBC. My hair and nails are all fine now, except that I don't grow leg hair on my ankles, calves, and shins almost to my knees. So there is a plus. T/C was easier for me then Adriamycin. You can do it!

      almost 5 years ago
    • lilmom's Avatar

      Good question! A colleague of mine, who also had cancer, brought this up. She had cancer last year and is in remission. She asked if my symptoms seem a little harder to rebound from as treatments persist. I said I didn't think much of it, but that was also true of myself.

      almost 5 years ago
    • akwendi's Avatar

      I agree with teachergirl! I had 4 rounds and was told that the 3rd and 4th would get me. Although I was worn out, I knew just what to expect and which days would be bad. In that sense, it got easier. Also just the fact that I knew I was almost done kept my eye on the finish line. Overall, it was easier than I thought it would be. I had expected being sick for the whole 12 weeks, but I only missed the days that I did chemo along with a couple times of going in late to work if I hadn't slept well the night before. Take all the nausea drugs that they tell you to take for the first few days. After that no problem. Ask about L-glutamine for nueropathy and claritin if you are getting Neulasta. Best of luck!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ashera's Avatar

      For me, yes. All body hair - lash/brow/nose/etc - gone. Hands and feet skin peeled in slices and lost a couple of toenails. Fingernails became ridged and discolored and a couple lifted. And...the peripheral neuropathy became quite noisy after the 4th round. That's a tough combination - but...all these side effects either disappear, or become easier to manage, once your chemo is over. Sending positive hugs your way!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Darlagirl's Avatar

      Just did my first round of 4 Tatotere& Cytoxan!
      It’s much worse than I thought! It took 3 days for it to really kick in ! Then I Felt like I was dying! and have been feeling awful since ! Went in on day 4 for a IV of hydration! Which helped a little but not a lot! It’s been 5 days after ! I’m eating normal no nausea but feels like I have a bad flu X10 and won’t go away! Waiting for it to ease up a bit which I understand it will before my next treatment? Dr told me to start taking Vicodin for pain cause I hurt all over! Some of pain may be Nuelesta on pro shot? Can’t believe they came up w a drug to help ppl on chemo that makes them feel worse! Vic is helping a bit but not enough! This poison is awful! Pray soon that they will be able to cure cancer without poisoning ppl

      over 3 years ago

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