• Has anyone on ABVD experienced significant shortness of breath and extreme fatigue. My husband's lung and heart studies are good.

    Asked by bp440 on Monday, October 1, 2012

    Has anyone on ABVD experienced significant shortness of breath and extreme fatigue. My husband's lung and heart studies are good.

    His recent CT's scans (hospitalized for sepsis in July) showed the nodes were almost back to normal.Just taking a shower or brushing his teeth are cause for him to sit down due to his shortness of breath. He completed 4 cycles and has 2 more to go.

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    • bp440's Avatar
      bp440

      Thanks for you responses. We discussed with his oncologist today and my husband is scheduled for a pulmonary function study next week just to make sure it is not the Bleomycin.

      over 8 years ago
    • 19keightyfour's Avatar
      19keightyfour

      I had lung damage going into chemo and wasn't administered the bleomycin because it can cause lung problems.

      over 8 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar
      Modern

      I'm getting avbd and I don't have shortness of breath but the fatigue thing oh yeah on some of my really bad days I'm so tired I can't get out of bed my dr says it happens and to just tough it out and try moving in short increments one day it took me 20 min to climb a flight of stairs lol. so that's all I got sorry it probably doesn't help much :(. I hope your husband starts feeling better soon :)

      over 8 years ago

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