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Forum: her2group 08-24-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,526
Posted By Cif
Re: Teeth

I saw dentist before chemo, he warned me to care extra for teeth during TCH, by 17th round they had turned grey and gum line brown, I saw him through treatment and he said there was nothing he could...
Forum: her2group 04-29-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,033
Posted By Cif
Re: Cymbalta For Neuropathy

I posted someplace how Cymbalta saved me from the chemo and AI pain, and it did. But after a couple of months it made me a zombie sloth. I skipped it one day with intent to stop it, and I cried for...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 05-08-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 173,293
Posted By Cif
Re: Please post your two cents on Herceptin "side effects" real or perceived!

I was able to eat ALOT while on Herceptin, in fact since I could not sleep I ate at 2:30, 4:00, etc. to keep weight on (only part of whole ordeal that I liked). Had a month and a half off of...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 01-30-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 28,042
Posted By Cif
Re: Weight Gain, No loss - Due to Tamoxifen?

IMHO, yes it is tamoxifen and the reason why I believe that is because I have increased cal burning activities and dropped cal intake and even tried fasting and gained 5-10 pounds a week on...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 12-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 173,293
Posted By Cif
Re: Please post your two cents on Herceptin "side effects" real or perceived!

Not forum savvy yet, but a link that seemed to be key to all you wanted to know about GP2
http://her2support.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62307

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Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 12-22-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 173,293
Posted By Cif
Re: Please post your two cents on Herceptin "side effects" real or perceived!

oh yes, the itchy eyes and red rims. Today so thrilled, toe nails finally grew to meet the end of the toes, took from April till Dec. The finger nails are like rice paper still, peel, bend, flake...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 12-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,840
Posted By Cif
Re: Need advise

what aspect of guilt is brewing? income burdens, sex, damaged goods, an activity/sport/hobby given up, a list of things?

Our private comms have her and I with so many similar issues maybe I can...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 11-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 173,293
Posted By Cif
Re: Please post your two cents on Herceptin "side effects" real or perceived!

I cannot turn bold off, sorry. Being dosed on actual weight instead of waiting till weight dropped more than 10% from dosing calculated weight has made a huge difference such as the bloody nose and...
Forum: her2group 09-09-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,494
Posted By Cif
Re: Side effects question

Valleygirl, they were clueless as to how it was mixed and indicated take or leave it. I need to try to squeak again but don't want to alienate either. Now to find a gizmo that will keep bath water...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 09-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 173,293
Posted By Cif
Re: Please post your two cents on Herceptin "side effects" real or perceived!

BonnieR, had treatment yesterday and addressed issues. Was told to contact Hopkins, will try that. Got dosed again based on actual weight, yay - hope that will continue to help improve things. Doc...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 09-07-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 173,293
Posted By Cif
Re: Please post your two cents on Herceptin "side effects" real or perceived!

You should be asleep. But your posts help so many including myself. Like me, a lot of folks read and not post, so imagine how many more you help than u r aware of. Thank you. Now, did I mention...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 09-06-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 173,293
Posted By Cif
Re: Please post your two cents on Herceptin "side effects" real or perceived!

Regarding prior post ... I lost four pounds to get to 106 and negotiated a dose change based on current weight versus prior 110 weight and no longer need oxy or have bloody nose. I am able to get...
Forum: her2group 09-06-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,494
Posted By Cif
Re: Side effects question

Valley Girl, please define WFI. I used to be active and now struggle to do yoga and losing ABility to use hands while on herceptin to list just a few reactions I am having. I negotiated a dose...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 08-14-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 173,293
Posted By Cif
Re: Please post your two cents on Herceptin "side effects" real or perceived!

Ditto pricking feeling, cold shower helps

Left mast nov 2013, chemo TCH started dec 2013 thru April 2014 21 day cycle. chemo was Tch every 21 days tI'll April 2014, now with only herceptin...
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