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Old 06-17-2015, 11:58 AM   #4
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Re: Help with painful side effects from TCHP!


I'm not currently on TCHP. I had my last chemo in Dec 2013.

I did have some of the same side effects that you are talking about. Because my blood counts were low, I started receiving Neulasta shots the day after each chemo. These began with chemo #3 and continued until my last chemo #6. I got mouth sores but found that if I ate ice during my infusions this solved the problem. I felt sick at times and took the anti nausea meds which helped.

However, I knew that two days after chemo I would get really sick for a couple hours and nothing would help. During this period I would have severe diarrhea, chills, fever, vomiting, and shaking. It would happen during the night and started with chemo #3 and continued until chemo #6. My husband would bring me a cool towel for my head, a big blanket, and he would rub my body to help with the shaking. Once I had nothing left to vomit up or poop out, the worst was over. I'd take some Imodium A-D and anti nausea meds and then I'd sleep. When I awoke, I felt pretty good.

Some people have bone pain with Neulasta but I had no problems with it at all. My counts were always good once I started the Neulasta.

Good luck to you. You'll get through this!

Take Care,
8/2013 Diagnosed IDC Left Breast ER-/PR-/HER2+ Stage 3C, DCIS ER+/PR+/HER2- Right Breast (54 yr)
8/2013 PET/CT scan shows mass in uterues and suprclavicular nodes
8/20/13 Begin 6 rounds TCH chemo, Perjeta added for rounds 4-6
9/2013 After 1st round of chemo, mass in neck and breast no longer able to feel
11/2013 Hysterectomy, mass from PET/CT scan not cancer (adenomylosis)
12/2013 Finished chemo
1/2014 Double mastectomy with chest expanders
1/2014 Pathology report from surgery and SNB show complete pathological response!
3/2014 Finish IMRT radiation
8/2014 Fat transfer to radiated breast
8/2014 Completed 1 yr of Herceptin
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