• Does anyone feel like they are on a caffeine high after they get disconnected from chemotherapy?

    Asked by StegalMan on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Does anyone feel like they are on a caffeine high after they get disconnected from chemotherapy?

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • KarenN@StF's Avatar

      Do you receive a small dose of steroid prior to the actual chemotherpy? Many chemo regimens include decadron as a premedication and it can leave you feeling a little more energetic.

      over 5 years ago
    • carolchristao's Avatar

      I do! I receive cortisone and that makes me high.

      over 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I was given so many steroids during chemo that I spent the following two days every week, frantically cleaning the house like a Stepford Wife! Thankfully, I asked and my onc cut my dosage in half, so I could finally put my mop down!

      over 5 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I agree with the others: A steroid dose (Decadron) given to me at each chemo session made me feel I could do ANYTHING when I got home.

      over 5 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      Me, too. The Prednisone had me wired. I had to take sleeping pills in order to sleep. Sometimes even they didn't work and I'd be up watching movies at 3 am!

      over 5 years ago
    • RobbieFlores' Avatar

      I usually don't sleep for two days. I'm used to it.

      over 5 years ago
    • myb's Avatar

      You could have heard me scream, "I'm Free!" after each chemo treatment. Then I would usually crawl back into bed and sleep some more thanks to the Ativan I took during chemo to fight the anxiety of it and nausea for me.

      over 5 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Lol the steroids! I felt on top of the world, which is odd if you think about.

      over 5 years ago

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