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      BuckeyeShelby

      I had 3 MAJOR nosebleeds during chemo. I think part of it is you lose your nose hair. Twice I came within 5 minutes of heading to the ER. It's gross, and I ruined 3 shirts in the process. Hope your faucet turns off soon. My oncologist was not concerned. Haven't had anymore major yuckies since chemo, which ended over 3 years ago. Good luck!

      over 3 years ago
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      Carool

      Kmcd, how are you?

      over 3 years ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Buckeye Shelby and everybody, my dad had a PAD procedure and was taking Plavix for a month, and had several bad nosebleeds. He ended up going to an ENT, who told him if he had another one to put Afrin nose spray on a cotton ball and put it in his nose. Supposedly it shrinks the blood vessels.

      over 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Nausea medicine): Zofran = my hero
    Works great
    Works quickly
    Works without building tolerance! (Super important!)

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Depression medicine): Ativan, as needed for anxiety (typically take only before bed to help with wound up brain calming down for sleep; rarely taken during the day due to induced blackouts that precede extreme drowsiness but on rare occasion I have taken during the day it's due to the necessity of needing to take something to give my pain meds something of a boost- add the effect of neutralizing anxiety and it can often be quite a bit more helpful than one would imagine!

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Pain medicine): In hospital:
    - Patient-administered Morphine pain pump

    Rx:
    Oxycodone 5/325: 1-2 every 4-6 hours
    (These went by extremely quickly once the pain hit me with a one-two punch of the realization that the only reason I'd been feeling so amazing at hospital was the constant pain meds- they never even gave my body a chance to send pain signals. I regretted my not listening to the advice of doctors and nurses and staying in hospital for another day. I really did feel good to go, no pain, and bleeding had come to a complete standstill (yay!)

    Ibuprofen 600-800mg every 6 hours; not Rx but still the most effective of all these drugs. Obviously due to its anti inflammatory properties. Hooray for ibuprofen