• Do you have the same kinds of side effects with all your rounds of chemo?

    Asked by MyLungCancer on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Do you have the same kinds of side effects with all your rounds of chemo?

    I seem to have something different on each one. Sometimes they are opposite from the last time. One time its constipation, the next time its diarrhea. Dizziness one time and air-headed the next.

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    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      @Bengal. So the Neulasta seemed to make the side effects worse? For some reason I thought it was supposed to minimize side effects. I have done a little more reading and now understand that is not its purpose.

      3 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Nope, neulasta boosts your immune system. It does it by way of bone marrow and a while it was working I could tell you exactly where every bone was in my body because every one of them ached. Neulasta also made my stomach very upset to the point they sent me for a CAT scan on day just to be sure something wasn't seriously wrong down there. I hated that stuff.

      Paperpusher, I was also told I probably wouldn't lose my hair until close to the end of the first 18 weeks. Doctor was shocked when I showed up third week with no hair! I heard her say kinda to herself, "maybe I need to adjust the amount". Always inspires confidence.

      3 days ago
    • MarcieB's Avatar
      MarcieB

      I never noticed any difference with the neulasta. But, I did get three days worth of steroid pills to take immediately after my infusion and the neulasta patch kicked in after 24 hrs. So maybe the steroid gave me a boost that counteracted the immediate effects of neulasta? All I remember is I kinda loved those three steroid days...lol!

      1 day ago

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