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    tzuwho wrote on Lorijoy812's wall

    Lori thank you for your reply to my question. I think it is awful that the current low CBC is now your new normal. Are you taking Armidex or Tamoxifen? If so how is that working for you?

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      I am taking Tamoxifen. Works ok for me. Much better after I added an anti-depressant. I also take a lot of immune system boosters including a daily multiple vitamin, B, B12, D and now calcium. I went to infuse a couple weeks ago (semi-annual Zometa) and my calcium had dropped so I had to start a supplement and wait a month. I get this to try to strengthen my bones from chemo bone loss. And I agree, I don't like living life with these low counts. I have a cold right now that I can't shake, will probably need antibiotics AGAIN. I see my med onc in February, I will address this concern again. I require a lot of sleep now too. I try for at least 8 on work nights and on weekends if I am left alone I can sleep 10-12 straight. Never did that before this ordeal.

      almost 4 years ago
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    tzuwho asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Low CBC

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      geekling

      Look up moringa, Ejourneys, and then tell me thatthere is something better than food.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Adding iron and iron-rich foods is good, but the red blood cells have to be made in sufficient numbers to carry it around the body; the hemoglobin has to be made to carry it within those red blood cells. The bone marrow has to recover from chemo and that can be a slow process. Her doc should be aware of the blood results, but asking for more help is always good.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Your status mirrors mine. I am two years from my last treatment. I spent the first year doing weekly CBC blood draws. Thank goodness I still have my port. I had a bone marrow biopsy last January. My red blood cells have just been creeping up. I take monthly B12 shots. I eat lots of veggies. This past month my platelets tanked to just above the danger zone. My doctor monitors me closely. I bleed easy and my arms are always covered in blood spots. Luckily, my WBC has remained strong. I finally had to retire. My employer no longer wished to accommodate a part time schedule and I just get too fatigued to work full time. I am hopeful I will continue to creep higher. At least I have most recently remained stable. Prior to then I would go up and down. This is my normal. Good luck.

      almost 4 years ago