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First Chemo tomorrow (Taxotere and Cytoxan. Neulasta injection the next day) any advice?

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Stage 1 Patient about 7 years
 
  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2012
    By now I imagine you've had your first treatment or are close to finishing it. Congrats! The first one is behind you! I had TC plus Adriamycin, and I always had a Neulasta shot the next day. I got pretty bad bone pain from the Neulasta. Claritin didn't work for me so my doctor gave me prescription pain meds. They took away the pain and helped me sleep!
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  • Renee Weber-Jackson Profile
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    Drink plenty of fluids! Don't let yourself get dehydrated. Get plenty of rest. Good luck to you!
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  • Jennifer Jones Profile
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    Take Claritin the day before, the day of and the day after the neulasta shot and all will be fine. Drink lots of ice water.
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  • Rosanna Wieder Profile
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    Drink plenty and take the meds they give you!! Had two neulasta shots so far and never got achey. Take the Claritin and Aleve Good luck.
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  • Kansas Girl  Profile
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    I just had my first chemo last Thursday. Stay on your meds, drink lots of water. Claritin helped a lot with the Neulasta shot - I was achy and very very tired but it was all doable. Good luck!
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    了解乳腺癌
    My prayers go out to u. God bless. Drink lots of water. I drank 120-150 oz a day. Take ur meds. Pray a lot. Walk when u can. Keep active dont let this control ur life...only God has the last say. Praying for u and all of us.
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  • André Roberts Profile
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    Lots of water to flush it all out. Take your nausea & or pain meds. It's easier to treat than to take it away. Claritin an hour before Nuelasta. The unknown is scary, but stay positive, you can do this. Prayers to you.
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  • L S Profile
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    I did the same as Jennifer Jones. I was fine. Try to stay positive and remember that everybody reacts different to chemo. Xanax helped me going to the treatments. God bless
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  • Rebekah Ruby Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2012
    CLARITIN!!!! Don't even try one neulasta shot without it!
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  • Valerie Neal Profile
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    First treatment behind me, yay. Went well. Really tired but could not get to sleep! Onc nurse said steriods might keep me up and she was right! Some nausea (just nausea, no vomiting, thank the Lord!) but worse I have a terrible headache. I fear my Luenasta Inection may make it even worse. Took 24-hr Claritin (NOT Claritin D) yesterday will take one today and another tomorrow (suggested by Onc nurse). I can't find the words to express how WONDERFUL you all are. Your advise from personal experience is priceless and I thank you all! God Bless
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    • Laura Pulido Profile
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      Stage 2B 病人

      My doc had me soak my finger tips and toes in ice water during taxotern bag then out for cytox, good luck to U!

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  • melissa casey Profile
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    了解乳腺癌
    Love to you! I found that a water flossing type device helps with mouth soreness. My last taxotere/cytoxan treatment will be this Wednesday! The first treatments were rough regarding what others said. Neulasta and the hormone shut down being the worst. What was difficult in the first treatments became easier. Other things get worse: swelling, dry mouth, fatigue. My community of moms have helped to lift my spirits. Sometimes when I was most down, I didn't want to see anyone but when I relented, it almost always made me feel better physically. Be kind to yourself. Let the love in.
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