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Old 05-26-2010, 10:30 PM   #21
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Re: Does Herceptin cause sweating?

My wife is on taxotere,Herceptin and Zoletrust.She swets profusely off and on.Her pillow gets completely wet and I change the covers
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:47 PM   #22
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Re: Does Herceptin cause sweating?

re: sweats & flashes

never had them before chemo. i was pre-menopausal, chemo plunged me into chemo-pause. i finally got control over the sweats & flashes with neurontin. but that all changed when i had to start tamoxifen in april. the sweats exploded on me worse than ever and i was distraught. then i started on effexor a little over a month ago and while i am not cured of night sweats & hot flashes, i am certainly improved. before effexor i was having dozens of flashes a day, and all intense. now i can live with it. i also dropped 5+ lbs in the time since i started effexor and have more energy so count me a fan! valerie
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8/09 - IDC 1.8 cm triple positive, lumpectomy left breast
10/09 began chemo (taxotere & carboplatin) and weekly herceptin.
1/21/10 finished chemo, continued on herceptin every 3 weeks until 10/2010.
2/10 began 7 wks of radiation
6/10 mom dies of primary peritoneal ovarian cancer
8/10 got my last remaining ovary out
10/10 mammogram all clear
3/11 MRI shows 5 'spots' in right breast, largest 1 cm unidentifiable on US
needle biopsy proved the largest to be old inflamed cyst -phew!
7/10 switched to Arimidex
8/9 switched to Femara - allergic to arimidex
Femara made me lose hair quickly so switched to Aromasin
Aromasin made my hair fall out too and the bone pain was too much.
back on Tamoxifen 1/2013.
blood clot from trains and planes 5/2014 so on coumadin per onco for as long as i am on tamoxifen
tamoxifen was supposed to be up with my 5 yrs in may but my boyfriend was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer so i am staying on tamoxifen indefinitely because i want some ammo against BC, given the stress. lost my husband in only 10 wks in 2007 to stage 4 esophageal cancer.
cancer's screwing with another man i love
2/2016 - 6yrs in remission, off tamoxifen and off coumadin - yay!
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:32 PM   #23
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Re: Does Herceptin cause sweating?

I never had these either until chemo, herceptin?? Like Valerie, I was not menopausal until chemo--sent me into chemopause as well. I still sweat a lot but no longer have the flashes. I was given Cymbalta since they don't want me to take hormones. It helped but not much. Of course the Cymbalta helps with depression too. They have now added Abilify to the Cymbalta and I'm happy to report that I'm flash free for the first time since chemo.

I still sweat profusely (not at night now though) but did that before menopause.
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Age 47, TN, Diagnosed 05/09
Her2+, ER/PR-, Stage III, 2 tumors = 1 8cm tumor
Grade 3
Sentinel Node Biopsy-speck present in 1 node
Completed 3 month clinical trial of weekly Herceptin and 1000mg Tykerb daily
Tumor no longer present
Right mastectomy and lymph node removal 09/25/09
No cancer present at time of surgery, none in lymph nodes
Start TCH 10/15, every 3 weeks for 4 months followed by radiation
Finished chemo 01/28/10-YEAH!
Herceptin every 3 wks until end of June
Radiation begins 03/01, 6 1/2 weeks
Radiation complete--Yeah!!
Developed lymphedema after radiation
In hospital for 4 days with pneumonia:(
Herceptin done! 06/24/10
Port Removed 07/08/10
Still in PT for lymphedema and mobility issues
DIEP Reconstruction 05/11
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:29 AM   #24
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Re: Does Herceptin cause sweating?

hi vicky - i bet your heat wave has also relented because you are ER- and don't have to take tamoxifen. that stuff wreaks havoc, i find. doesn't help that this has been a summer in new england much over 90 degrees and terribly humid. i never liked AC before but now know that if it didn't exist i'd be miserable. the other day i recalled that i used to collect antique fans so i think i'm going to keep the smallest of them in my purse and whip it out a la scarlett o'hara when the going gets hot. i'm really glad you beat the heat, you've been through enough. valerie
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8/09 - IDC 1.8 cm triple positive, lumpectomy left breast
10/09 began chemo (taxotere & carboplatin) and weekly herceptin.
1/21/10 finished chemo, continued on herceptin every 3 weeks until 10/2010.
2/10 began 7 wks of radiation
6/10 mom dies of primary peritoneal ovarian cancer
8/10 got my last remaining ovary out
10/10 mammogram all clear
3/11 MRI shows 5 'spots' in right breast, largest 1 cm unidentifiable on US
needle biopsy proved the largest to be old inflamed cyst -phew!
7/10 switched to Arimidex
8/9 switched to Femara - allergic to arimidex
Femara made me lose hair quickly so switched to Aromasin
Aromasin made my hair fall out too and the bone pain was too much.
back on Tamoxifen 1/2013.
blood clot from trains and planes 5/2014 so on coumadin per onco for as long as i am on tamoxifen
tamoxifen was supposed to be up with my 5 yrs in may but my boyfriend was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer so i am staying on tamoxifen indefinitely because i want some ammo against BC, given the stress. lost my husband in only 10 wks in 2007 to stage 4 esophageal cancer.
cancer's screwing with another man i love
2/2016 - 6yrs in remission, off tamoxifen and off coumadin - yay!
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