• Has anyone had shortness of breath as a side effect of chemo?

    Asked by ladye156 on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Has anyone had shortness of breath as a side effect of chemo?

    I have been to the cardiologist and the pulmonary doctor and neither have found a reason for my severe shortness of breath on activity. It started a month after I began chemo.

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    • Bashiemn's Avatar

      I also had shortness of breath after I began chemo. It happened for the first 5 cycles or so. It did go away, and I've had multiple echocardiograms which do not show any changes since I started chemo.

      almost 9 years ago
    • pj1955's Avatar

      I had shortness of breath after my fifth treatment, right after I started Taxol. I couldn't even talk without getting out of breath. My oxygen levels went down to 89. I was given steroids for 10 days. They did a CT scan which showed inflammation of the lungs. They ended up stopping my treatments.

      almost 9 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      I had the same thing from chemo. It took several months for that to stop after chemo ended. Just take things slow & keep your doctor updated. Good luck to you!

      over 8 years ago

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