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I'm 22 , just started chemo and I have inflammatory breast cancer. How sick do you normally get from chemo?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 7 years
 
  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Everyone's different. I felt lousy, but never threw up (during AC). I'm 32 and active, so that might have helped. The fatigue builds up and I took a lot of naps midday. And some things I couldn't eat bc they made me feel sick. Keep up with anti-nausea meds. Also, the can block your bowels, so take colace or other stool softeners. If you don't, it can be very painful! Sorry if that's TMI! Also drink a ton of fluids--flush out the toxins. Massage also helps. I've heard acupuncture is good, but it wasn't for me (tried it once) On the days I felt better, I tried to exercise a little. I went from 5-10 minutes up to 25-45 on my really good days. Of course, I was slower, but it felt great and my doctors think it made a difference with how well I did with chemo. Taxol wad the last 4 rounds--I didn't get sick, but the muscle aches were terrible. I recommend a massage the day or two after your treatment for this chemo drug too , especially if they're offered at your hospital. They made a HUGE difference. Fatigue kept building up. Listen to your body and rest when needed. Good luck and best wishes Ali
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    • Mary Boone Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Your 32.. If don't mine what staged did u have?
      Oh by the way I was 30 at dx .

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    • Ali S Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Stage I, triple negative. Radiation starts in a couple weeks

      almost 7 years Flag
  • Megan Reneau Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi, I was wondering being that you were only 22 when you were diagnosed, what were your early symptoms? I am 23.
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  • Bianca Larrea Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you so much !
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • tammy douglas Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had a hard time with adriamyacin and cytoxin/ blisters, vomiting, sweats etc but now I'm on taxol and the only real problem is muscle aches and fatigue /
    over 5 years Comment Flag

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