Hi CKing. I wish I would have known about the Claritin when I had my Neulasta shots. You're right - they did seem worse than the chemotherapy! I am praying that you sail through the rest of your chemo and that soon it's just a bad memory:) hugs to you, Jamie
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Drug or Chemo Therapy (Medicine for low white blood cell count): My first Neulesta injection was horrible. It somehow seemed worse than the chemotherapy. I experienced migraine then rebound headaches. And the bone pain was severe. However, someone recommended Claritin. Just take one Claritin tab the day prior to your Neulesta injection and then the day of, and the day after. You will be surprised at how much better you will feel.
I'm taking Neupogen for my low counts, so far i have not experienced any issues. I need to self inject (not to bad) for three days 24 hours after my chemo. Just had the first shot of my 2nd round today, and other then a bit of a sore spot on my belly all is well. Ask you oncologist, about it, if it is appropriate for you care it make work better for you.
Hi CKing, they didn't tell me about the possible side effects of the shot. Finally after my second week the Dr said to use Claritain, ibprofin and warm compresses. It all helps but you have to catch it early before it gets too severe. Xanex and deep breathing to relax is a huge help for me. Fight the fight, I don't know you but feel that we can overcome. Pardon any spelling errors, fat fingers small keys on the phone.