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    Connieguth asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Low red blood cell count - anaemia

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      BarbarainBham

      Connieguth, the most important thing is to immediately discuss this with your doctor and nurse. They will give you solutions that will help your specific situation. That's part of what you pay them to do.

      Don't forget to eat Proteins.

      about 1 year ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Connieguth, please call your doctor THIS MORNING in case they want you to come into their office today. If you are treated, your weakness will be much better after treatment. Let us know how you are. Best wishes.

      about 1 year ago
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      Connieguth

      After chemo on Friday they gave me two bags of blood. I feel really good on Saturday but losing steam again on Sunday. Appetite pretty good. Eat protein when I can. Meet with my nurse tomorrow. My insurance denied a shot to rev up my red blood cells because it's so expensive.

      about 1 year ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Thoracentesis): Difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. Found a pleural effusion and drained 1.5 liters of fluid off of left lung. Have to decide if I want a permanent drain inserted so I can do it myself at home or have it drained as needed. Hopefully chemo will stop fluid from reaccumulating..

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    Connieguth asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Has anyone been on Vinorelbine for metastatic breast cancer?

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      Connieguth

      Thank you.

      about 1 year ago
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      Heatherbelle

      Hi, i was on Navelbine for about 18 months, if i remember correctly. I experienced very few side effects, it was a very tolerable drug for me. My blood counts did get low at times & i did need Neulasta shots for a while to bring my counts up. I also did get a little worsening of the neuropathy in my hands- not so much pain but numbness & tingling, but alot of it went away after i stopped the drug. I didn't lose any hair, i dont think i even had any thinning of my hair either. Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea were never issues for me, but i did get pepcid & benadryl in my IV at each infusion to prevent those.
      I hope you do well on it :)
      Best wishes & many blessings,
      Heather

      about 1 year ago
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      srizzuto

      I’ve been on it 2 months and start third tomorrow. It’s very mild, few side effects. Not sure it’s working though because my TM shot up 44 points after first month.

      about 1 year ago
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