Please tell Donna to hang in there, and I wish the two of you .. all the best. It's important to get as much rest as you can. 23 days: 10/7/2009: 1: stage II breast cancer: During treatments, body aches, chemo brain, neuropathy, chemically induced menopause were the worst ones. Though I've been done with chemo med taxotere and carbon back in April, Im still on Herceptin for another 4months,my bad days are less and my better days are longer. 27 May 2014 Weekly taxol : which days will be worst. Docetaxel (Taxotere) is a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This time they dropped my doses by 20% for both the Taxotere and Carboplatin. In clinical trials, the median time to nadir was 7 days, and the median duration of severe neutropenia (less than 500 cells/mm3) was 7 days. – If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, then you clearly went through a physically and emotionally stressful time. Docetaxel (Taxotere) is a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer. (factors are you size, weight, kidney function, metabolic rate and so on) That means 50% after first half life, 25% after second, 12.5 after third, 6.25 after fourth down to less than 2% after six. Dear Bob, No history of cancer in my family -- it's been waiting patiently for me! A few days after infusion, my normal temperature of 97 went to 99. She is also tired of taking pills. After taking the early lead she got knocked down and almost couldn't get off the mat. Great news on not getting a chemo crash. You did everything right. But nothing ever happened and it passed as soon as it happened. Organ and structural triggers of the urinary bladder such as Painful Bladder result in painful spasmodic contractions of the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments that mimic I have seen patients varying in age from teens to … Hang in there. The pain was scored accordingly to a 1 to 10 scale of intensity. Of those who experienced pain during the seven days after treatment, the average rating for pain at its worst was 5.15 for muscle pain and 5.02 for joint pain. I went back to work on Tuesday, but wasn't feeling the greatest. while I was on AC. They weren't truly cube shaped, but the more tub-bottom shapes. I have finished 4 cycles so far with 4 more to go. On the eve of Oct 21 his temperature got to 101.3F in the evening so we went to the ER and they kept him in the hospital until they got his fever down and his white blood cells up. Take care. By Christina Morales | Apr 20, 2018. I never once became sick to the point of throwing up, etc. Wishing you continued success with no crashes. I did not get any worse for the remaining treatments. Could be the steroids. My first infusion did not include Neulasta. The onset of all my side effects were predictable after the first round of AC. One of the chemo nurses (the nice one) did call her yesterday and say if she wasn't feeling better today to come in and they could give her some fluids, but I think she is gonna make it through without it. But she got up (still a little wobbly)and is making her way through the rest of this round. Rough night last night; not sleeping well. Scalp cooling may stop you losing some or all of the hair on your head. Her body is going through so much right now. My first treatment it was a couple of days, then 1 more day, until it was a solid week. Since its initial approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996, it has gained additional approvals for treating cancers of the head, neck, stomach, and prostate, as well as non-small cell lung cancer. Then, at the end of the cycle, the chemo schedule repeats to start the next cycle. You are doing what God desires for you to do....just being there by her side in her support and being led by God as to what she needs and performing those things. Good luck with round two NOTkidneystones! WBC is a little low, so I will get NEULASTA... other test results aren't in yet. love and hugs. n Generally, chemotherapy is not as toxic as we think. Then yesterday; she was miserable all day; felt weak; and couldn't really describe the bad feeling in her body. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. These first 4 days were the worst days for me but it did get better. That was on the dose dense A/C. Hopefully, you might escape the crash but incase you don't, do make sure to take ISU-Cyclone's advice and if interested, see my diary of my chemo treatment here: Your body will tolerate that first dose without too much trouble..But as time goes on and the treatments start to add up, the effect will become more pronounced..I take a couple of Dexamethasone the day before, the day of and the day after the infusion to suppress any allergic reaction. Are you getting 4 or 6 Taxotere treatments? We've heard that the Taxol is a lot easier. i had my first AC on June 10 (a Thursday), and the worst days for me were Sunday and Monday. NOTkidneystones said...JI find the mix of formats for peoples history a bit confusing, ... Post Edited (NOTkidneystones) : 7/18/2018 8:40:02 AM (GMT-6). I know its early days as only had my 1st Taxotere on weds but I havent felt this well in AGES - no feeling sick - plenty of energy - good mood etc etc. Days 3/4 to today, painful bones. So pretty much gone water or no after four days. I stood up to brush my teeth and instantly felt better. They did have "ice cubes", so I chewed those. I'm interested to hear how people have found taxotere - are the side effects better/worse/different to the AC? Tell Donna to hang in there...and good luck to you Bob! The prospect of 12 weekly taxol is a bit daunting. Lost only 3,4 pounds (do in part to the summer temps), generally felt ok. I endured chemotherapy. It's great to ask for input of experiences BUT There are NONE of us who can tell you what your wife will experience - we are EACH so unique in how our bodies handle the onslaught of the battle - we can tell our stories but we cannot tell you that what happened to/with us will happen for your wife. It is also a blessing that you are reaching out to find information from others going through the same thing so that you can help your wife. Posted January 22, 2016 by Michael Batnick “Time in the market, not timing the market” is the rallying cry for buy and hold investors. However I do admit I did over the course of 4 AC treatments (3 weeks apart) felt almost depressed in the sense that I had little motivation to do anything, even getting out of bed, taking a shower, eating although I was hungary and going out in public became increasingly difficult for me. My last AC chemo was the easiest, the side effects were not that bad at all. Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC) therapy is one of the most common types of chemotherapy given to women with early-stage breast cancer. every Tuesday for 18 weeks straight .. Remember that He is the source of your strength and that your help comes from Him. Many minor ones: loss of taste, all day tearing and runny nose, hair loss. Next time I will. Days 4 and 5 were the absolute worst - but to be honest, I didn't really take much in terms of painkillers. Individual experiences and side effects differ widely from one man to another. Insomnia also made frequent visits during my chemo. went in for Neulasta and was completely out of it until Sun. No Crash so far... 1 week in... can't wait for the next infusion (Tongue firmly planted in cheek) to see if my good fortune continues. Anyhow, this is the only one, out of 5 branches that doesn't have ice in chips... Hi, I am on day 4 now, following infusion #2. Treatments started on Oct 2, 2014 and then every 21 days from there with the exception of late Dec. which was 25 days because the 21st day fell on Christmas day. Sleepless nights, yeah, very common and hard when you have to still get up to go to work. After the week was up, I was almost my old self again. Like many have stated, I was OK for the two days following and then felt like sh*t for two or three days and then was on the mend and better until the next treatment. Hair loss is usually gradual, but it can happen very quickly, possibly over a couple of days. And yes, for me at least, it is cumulative and is a bit worse each cycle. In October I finished 6 courses of docetaxel (Taxotere) , spread 3 weeks apart. Small meals every 2-3 hrs worked the best for me. If you'd prefer, feel free to email me. Taxotere’s Effect on Your Body. It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.. Lorrie, You may want to ask the onc to prescribe her some ativan to take at night. Is day 4 the worst day? When I was going through my cancer treatment one of the doctors in the treatment facility told me no two patients they were currently treating (100’s) were on the same drug regimen, and no two patients had the same reaction to any of the drugs. Even if a patient feels that his chemotherapy is causing more grief than relief, it can be discontinued; there […] Hair lost started about. As she feels better, your wife will realize that she CAN do it. They can be debilitating. Along with a predisone too..My "crash" comes on about, My 1st round I had 2 days extreme fatigue, 5 days of chemo. I continued to run and lift weights. some were bad and some were tolerable plus i also had insomnia because of the steriods. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions. I worked through most of my chemo, but did take off Wednesday - Friday on the weeks of my infusions. I thought I was crashing on day 2, but it was really the diet I'm following. Tell Donna, it will get better, food will taste good again, but in order to keep her strenght up she must eat even if she is not hungry or just taste awful. She keeps telling me that she is not strong enough to do this; and I tell her that she is stronger than she thinks she is. Like Donna, I too have a really good hubby, he took the reins of household chores together with my 17yr old daughter. Jennifer, I too had AC followed by taxol. It controlled the nausea together with the meds. Premedication with a corticosteroid pill starting a day prior to Taxotere infusion for 3 days is given to reduce the severity of fluid retention and allergic reactions. The next drug will effect her differently. Taxotere (docetaxel anhydrous) is a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat metastatic breast cancer. Michele. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are undergoing Taxotere (docetaxel) chemotherapy treatments, you are all too familiar with bad days. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. I have come to the conclusion, based on no medical foundation, that the crash is longer now (I am on session #17). Other side effects included sore throat and cough, sharp stomach and esophageal pain, swollen and painful tongue. My husband just had his third chemo (Taxotere, i.e. I just had another C-11 Acetate scan yesterday in Phoenix which confirmed the Lupron/Casodex/Taxotere regimen has worked for me. As for the Neulasta, I began with that day after #1, but when fevers settled in, my doc thought it might be from Neulasta, so I went to daily Neupogen shots following Taxotere #2-6. In some ways was easier, in others was more taxing (pun intended)! I started taking a iron supplement to support RBC..WBC is still okay. Good luck and take good care of her. Your resistance to infection is usually at its lowest point around 7–14 days after the docetaxel has been given. Days 1 & 7, I was tired but could function to some degree - I made it to infusions. (I have a new tagline for Taxotere: “Taxotere, putting the tax on your liver since 1996.”) When you are getting chemo, your liver can have an indirect effect on keeping your white blood cells, monocytes and neutrophils at a healthy level. Also, please look upward to God because you need Him to replenish you and guide you....otherwise this will drain you. She is on this dose dense regiment; every two weeks; 4 rounds of AC followed by 4 rounds of Taxol (and I think it's five day after Nuelasta shots). Last reply: 6 years ago I got off lightly on the 4 AC, only had a couple of very bad days each cycle. January 8, 2016 katejig bald , breast cancer , Cancer , chemo , chemotherapy , cytoxan , hair loss , sickness , taxotere 2 Comments we are all individuals with our own health issues, and the way we react to a drug, or pain, or anything is unique to us. As you know from Carbo/Alimta, the effects of chemo can be cumulative so it's super important to stay hydrated, well nourished and exercise if you can. Day 2 (Saturday) I still hadn't had much sleep (thank you steroids), and that metallic taste in my mouth was here to stay. Last night about 9:00 the fog started lifting. Love Ronda. The half-life of Taxotere is considered to be about 4 days (86 hours) before it drops to below 50% of the starting dose. I'd have the chemo on Thursdays then by Sunday I was a mess and on Monday I was so sick and tired of it, that it SEEMED worse than it might have been. Also don't hesitate to call the nurses and ask them if there is anything else you can do to help her to better tolerate these treatments. It effects a person on every level possible. You gals going through it try it and let me know. I did not get any worse for the remaining treatments. Taxotere and Taxol have similar results on treating cancer and similar side effects – except only Taxotere has the potential to cause permanent hair loss even after chemo is completed. I was on taxotere, carbo and Herceptin. Yes....she is having a much more aggressive treatment plan than I did so I hope some other ladies here that have had that coctail and frequency will be able to give you more advice. That seems to help me. 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