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    Side Effects (Constipation): Seven days after the first round of Chemo I would say the worst side effect that affected me was the constipation. That was pretty rough. I now take an over the counter stool softener three times a day along with two yummy fruit smoothies a day :) That has kept things flowing along so far :)

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      Mikilog

      Hi, I also made sure I took a probiotic through out the chemo process. Just a thought.

      over 6 years ago
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      TXHills

      I took stool softeners pretty regularly during my treatment. And kept up my fluids. You will find your balance point. Good attitude!

      over 6 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I was very nervous going in the first time. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I left there feeling hungry. Was able to eat shortly after. The nausea wasn't too bad. I was able to sleep a few hours that night. The day after wasn't that bad either. Was able to eat and sleep much better. Today Im just really tired and hungry all the time.

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      Sanrog

      I was hungry all the time, most likely from the steroids. I began eating healthier diet and quit most sugar and meat. I walked two miles or more most days. I have lost 42 pounds in ten months. Hang in there. Good luck.

      over 6 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): I felt such a relief to have that lump out of me.

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    Oh No (Problem with doctor): In February of 2013 I had felt a lump in my right breast. I had just gotten out of the shower after being on a 5 hours hick. There it was!! Have ultra sound one month later to be told it was fine and to just watch it for 6 months. 4 month later is hard, hurts, and has doubled in size. I tell the doctor I want this out now. She says fine I'm not going to argue with you. The surgeon was the one who saved my life.

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      MelanieIIB

      So by your statement, I assume, you had the lump taken out? I guess the surgeon was willing to take it out even though your doctor didn't think it was necessary?

      I have found that you have to be your own advocate. Research and ask questions. If you want a second opinion because you are not sure the doctor you are seeing is addressing your concerns, go get one. There's nothing wrong with that and there is nothing wrong with changing doctors. You are the one who has to live with the consequences of doctors' decisions.

      over 6 years ago
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