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    attypatty asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Anyone taking Verzenio or Ibrance

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      Hello I have been on Ibrance and Faslodex since September 2018. My cancer has matetasised to my 4th and 5th rib lining and it is producing fluid into my lung lining and have to get it drawn out at first every two weeks but now every month. When I get my Faslodex injection the nurse spray a cold spray on the area and it really does not hurt me. Try not to tense your leg when she gives you the injection. My Ibrance side effects have been tolerable, just dry mouth, constipation and hair thinning. I use bioteen dry mouth rise and also the gel and it helps. For constipation, I use miralax and stool softener and for thinning of my hair I used hair skin and nail supplements. If the nurse giving you the shop is not well trading to give them ask for another nurse. I had a nurse give me a shot on a nerve and I was in pain for a month. I told me doctor and she got another nurse to give me my shots and she is excellent. My fluid has gone down from 1400 cc to 1000 cc and my TM are coming down too. Hope this help someone out there. Isaiah 41:10;13

      10 months ago
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      If you cannot afford the copay contact the drug manufacturer for copay assistance and they will help you with it. That is what I always do for these expensive Drugs.

      10 months ago
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      Bebebeth Faslodex is the painful shots that goes with Ibrance. what a differance a hospital makes giving them. First 8 was a upmc hospital in Natrona Heights until I returned to my local hospital in Kittanning . Those girls know how to give the shots. I think upmc enjoyed hitting the bone every time or the nerve but I dreaded them so until I found nurses who are caring.They also dont charge as much copay.They help so much more than upmc with everything.

      10 months ago
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    Celebration (Brain scan results): No mets to the brain!

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    Side Effects (Diarrhea): Diarrhea and nausea and vomiting from the Verzenio. A new med meant to shrink tumors and delay progression. Lofty goals but hard to take.

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    Procedure or Surgery: Spine surgery to remove the tumor at T-6. 8" incision, 6 hour surgery, spine fused with 8 screws and 2 7" titanium rods from T-4 to T-8. My surgeon asked me how I was walking around. The answer was I didn't know I had a tumor!