• Immunotherapy side effects

    Asked by sheababe017 on Monday, January 28, 2019

    Immunotherapy side effects

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      I take Claritin for the itching. I took Keytruda in a clinical trial that worked extremely well. So well that surgeryvwas cancelled 6 weeks after starting on it. Am now on Imfinzi every two weeks. I, too, have fatigue so plan to nap for few days after infusion. So far a good thing even though experiencing hair thinning ( lots) that they do not usually see so now investigating why. Hugs to you.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dianem's Avatar
      Dianem

      Like live with cancer, I’ve been on immunotherapy for more than 5 years. Side effects are manageable. My most troubling is neuropathy/arthritis. My hands are virtually useless. I take gabapentin plaqiunil and prednisone. Just recently I’m experimenting with cbd oil. Butoverall, the side effects are worth it.

      about 1 month ago
    • wmsavs' Avatar
      wmsavs

      Welcome @sheababe017 and thanks for asking your question. My wife is presently receiving Keytruda with Alimta and Carboplatin. She began this journey just receiving Alimta and Carboplatin which were deemed ineffective alone. The oncologist recommended adding Keytruda with the chemo regimen.

      Noticeable side-effects have been very minimal to virtually non-existent. The "standard side-effects most seem to suffer-general fatigue, an intermittent cough and flu symptoms particularly just after infusion days. It is extremely important for you to contact your oncology's offices once even the smallest detection of abnormality is detected.

      Please continue to keep us updated on your journey and feel free to ask us questions.

      about 1 month ago

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