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    My 5th of 6th chemo tx. was the worst -do others have worse as go along?

    Asked by NJT on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    My 5th of 6th chemo tx. was the worst -do others have worse as go along?

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    • gwendolyn's Avatar
    • TinaJacques' Avatar

      That's a common experience. Most people do tend to find they get worse each time... but you've only got one left and then YOU'RE DONE! HOORAH!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Lindy's Avatar

      I did Carboplatin, taxotere, herceptin. I had the first, thought OK, I got this. No. Each time was different, sometimes similar effects with greater/lesser impact. Hooray for you getting through this!

      almost 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I think it all depends on the chemo and the person....for me the effects of chemo were cumulative....but other gals had it different on the same chemo....I had 6 TAC chemo every 3 weeks...

      almost 4 years ago
    • princess123's Avatar

      It may get worse as it goes along. Your body may get used to it and do ok on the next one. But only one to go? That sounds like heaven to me. Hope everything goes ok for you. Hang in there. Your almost to "happy happy no more Chemo, Happy happy not more chemo"

      almost 4 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      My did get increasingly worse as I went along, but you only have one more left!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar

      For me, it was a cumulative effect. By the 8th treatment, my husband had to almost carry me (kicking and screaming!) into treatment. Just keep telling yourself you can do anything one more time. Glad it's almost over for you.

      almost 4 years ago
    • LeslieR's Avatar

      I had 8 rounds of chemo. The first 4 were a BREEZE but the last 4 gradually got worse. From the knees down just ached all the way to the tip of my toes. My face, hands and feet were bright red and "glowing". That was a year ago. I still have an occasional flair up of pain in my feet but its not often.

      almost 4 years ago

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