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Does anyone have trouble going to sleep and staying asleep in the two weeks after taxotere cytoxin treatment? If I could sleep more I'd feel better.

Connie Logan Profile
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anonymous

Stage 2B Patient almost 8 years
 
  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I definitely had trouble sleeping (except for my 5-hour "chemo coma" when I finished a treatment!). I was told it was also due to the steroids I got IV before chemo. I was given Trazadone for sleep. It really helped. If you don't sleep well at night be sure to take a good nap or naps during the day. It'll throw you off your regular schedule but you'll be getting the sleep you need.
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    • Connie Logan Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Thank you. I just got your post. I never had that Traz....sorry I already can't remember what the name was and I just looked at it. Chemo brain as usual. Well whatever it was I am going to look into it too

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    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Chemo brain just sucks. It can scare you sometimes but remember it's only temporary. Mine started to go away about a month after my last treatment. You feel almost clairvoyant!
      The med is Trazadone.

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    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I have that problem too. I take Tylenol pm and it works very well. Just Tylenol and benedryl so I'm not taking anything strong.
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I was given 10 mg ambien during chemo. I'm still taking 5 mg during tamoxifen.
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  • Connie Logan Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Thanks everyone I do take Benadryl sometimes but it doesn't always work. I never complained to my oncologist. Maybe I should
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I take Ativan and Tylenol - I agree I'm so tired I want to sleep but I can't!
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  • Karen Veith Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I took ambien every night during chemo and radiation. I then weaned myself off of them.
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