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    bcsucks2012 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    does chemo get easier or worse after each round??/

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      kashcra

      In my experience it got worse as the chemo built up in my system. Stay hydrated! It really helps. Propel water works good if you are like me and do not like Gatorade. It took me 4 weeks to get over the worst of the side effects,after chemo treatment ended.

      over 4 years ago
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      sharmane

      All this information is really helpful - i have had one round of chemo and i think it went really well mainly fatigue... i have 6 more to go and the next round is different drugs so i am trying to prepare myself and really hoping it goes as smoothly as the first round. the worst of it all is i have to be admitted to the hospital for the week each time and i hate hospitals. i really just wish i could have a more comfortable atmosphere.

      over 2 years ago
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      Tinnieval

      Hello I found that everyone is different when I went in some did very poorly and some seemed like they weren't even ill. My dr gave me pills and other stuff before each chemotherapy so the nausea but the stuff is serious. Most of the time I lived off ice pops, ensure, and perria water.well dear we are here to help but at the same time we might fighten you. There are so many side effects. If you get sours in your mouth ask for the mouth wash right away at my hospital it was called magic wash it will help alot.many prayers for ya :)

      over 2 years ago
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    bcsucks2012 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    has anyone else notice a change in body odor while going though chemo???

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      Nancebeth

      I feel like I smell "mediciney." When I am working out and sweating a lot I smell the medicine. I also smell it my pee. Gross but true...I don't feel like I have B.O. or anything but the medicine smell is kind of annoying. I have asked friends to smell me when I am sweating and they tell me they don't smell the medicine so maybe I am the only one who smells it.

      over 4 years ago
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      danellsar

      One of the first things I noticed when my husband got sick, even before he started chemo, was a change in his body odor. Hard to describe, but definitely there and didn't go away. Having slept next to him for more than 20 years, I noticed the difference!!!

      over 4 years ago
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      Staceynan

      Noticed the change in body odor almost immediately after mastectomy. Thought it was from the anesthesia. Now six weeks out and about to receive 2nd round of chemo. Smell still exists. Not sure what it is from. No one but me seems to notice. I wash under arms several times a day.

      about 4 years ago
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    bcsucks2012 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    having bad dizzy spells after chemo ... anyone deal with this?

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      tsddawson

      I've had 24 hour disiness after chemo. I had a brain tumor also removed so the imbalace may be scar tissue related or chemo related. Can't function anymore and seeing ent, neurologist, PT, etc. with no relief to date. This is worse than vomiting alll day I sometimes think. B vitamens, magnesium, etc. may help? I am not a doctor, but just searching for remidies myself, including possible surgerie(s) if they coould help. The heavy metal chemo drugs appear to be a cause for many of the articles I have been reading. I cannot beleive areas so simple as vitamin B12 intake have like no research studies done when up to 80% of chemo patients seem to show post chemo related side effects thaty are very silular?
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      over 3 years ago
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      boof

      I have radiation on my bladder that was ok but now l have continually dizzy and l am vomiting all the time when l stand

      over 3 years ago
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      cancercat19

      I have had dizziness / foggy headed feeling ever since my 2nd Taxol infusion in october 2012.
      It is just one symptom of the nerve damage due to Taxol exposure. I clinically have "Polynueropathy" multiple nerve disorder. Why do you think a nerve damaging agent would only effect peripheral nerves? It doesn't. They say peripheral nueropathy is the problem to look out for. Be warned, overall nerve damage will result once nerve damage starts...it is only noticeable FIRST in the peripheral nerves. I would have stopped treatment sooner if I had been given ALL of the info. on this. I am not alone either. All my best ladies!

      about 3 years ago
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    I am the same has you I found my lump myself and had no ideal it was going to turn out to be cancer ... I have had a bilateral mastectomy and also had an Oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery) because I tested positive for the BRCA gene .... just finished with my surgeries a week ago and start chemo on the 18th .... I was also wondering the same has you about getting sick and being around people ... I think this is going to be the hardest stage of all of this for me... Hang in there this is a good site another good site is mybcteam.com.. I also have a blog to catalog my journey http://www.facebook.com/myfightwithbreastcancer and I find it really helps to just vent on the bad days and get advice for others ... Good luck and God Bless