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Im 46 dx breast cancer HER2. Therapy starts this week. Im so nervous Worried about side effects. Do you remember your very FIRST treatment, What should I expect??? Has anyone found a solution to nausea???

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Stage 3A Patient about 7 years
 
  • Jennifer Jones Profile
    anonimamente
    Paciente
    If you get a bad headache taking Zofran let your Dr. Know. I was allergic to it and had to go on another nausea medicine. Good luck!
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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I finished 6 treatments of tc a week ago. I was given zofran before each treatment was started, then I took one zofran that night and then 3 x a day for the next three days. Fortunately, I never had nausea. I was told if the zofran did not work I could take compazine. I was really worried about side effects but just took and am taking one day (or hour) at a time. I wish you the best.
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
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    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    I'm 43 - they have Aloxi and decadron that really help nausea also emend worked great for me. I just finished July 27th . I will remain on herceptin for a year- had my first herceptin only Friday - I worry too about long term side effects but without the chemo we wouldn't b here to talk about side effects - good luck!
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    Sobrevivente desde 2007
    Kay, So sorry you joined this club. Nobody knows how they will react to chemo but the treatments are combined with drugs to help minimized the side effects.... especially nausea. I also took Emend and never had a bit of nausea. I just felt tired, like I had the flu for the first 5 days afterward. I then began to feel normal again afterward. Once you get started, a bit of the anxiety will go away because you will know how you react. Remember, everyone is different. What I felt, may not be the way you will feel. Remember to report all of side effects you have to your treatment team. Good luck to you, we are all here for you! Take care, Sharon
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  • Maria Torstensson Profile
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    Sobrevivente desde 2012
    Hi Kay, I'm sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. As said by other, all of us are individuals and will react different to the tratments. I'm 47 and started my chemo treatment 17th of July. I have received two treatments of Taxotere so far. I was also nervous the first time. I was nervous for nausea, but I received meds to take if needed. Often you hear about people who feel bad of treatments, but so far I must say I have felt much better than I thought. I don't feel anything until three days after treatment, then I feel pain in my body and a little bit soured in my mouth. So far I have been able to work. Stay positive it will help you a lot. Let your family and friends support you through your treatment period. I wish you all the best! //Maria
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    • Karen G Profile
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      Stage 2A Paciente

      Hi Maria,

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    • Karen G Profile
      anonimamente
      Stage 2A Paciente

      Hi Maria, are you taking Cytoxan with the Taxotere and did you have lymph node involvement?

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    • Maria Torstensson Profile
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      Sobrevivente desde 2012

      Sorry for this extremely late answer. I have no lymph node involvement, but cells were grade 3. I have chemo therapy consisting of 3 Taxotere & 3 FEC. I'm half way through and have to say I manage this quite well. Wish you all the best with your...

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      Sorry for this extremely late answer. I have no lymph node involvement, but cells were grade 3. I have chemo therapy consisting of 3 Taxotere & 3 FEC. I'm half way through and have to say I manage this quite well. Wish you all the best with your treatment.

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  • laura  bailey Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi, this is scary, but you can do this. I was very nauseated from chemo so I took zofran and compazine this helped. However my onc also gave me Ativan that helped with nausea,stress and sleeplessness. Most important though is drinking a LOT of water, to get the chemo back out. (Jolly Rancher Popsicles are good when you feel yuck.) Good luck you are strong and will get through this!
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    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    Hi there, don't be anxious or nervous - these are normal reactions. My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and we were all a mess until treatment was actually underway. Doctors will give you meds for nausea. Mum finds grating fresh ginger into warm water and drinking it, makes her nausea better. Stay hydrated, rest when your body is telling you to. Ginger, mint, lemon - all help. Emend was really good for mum (taken once a day for 3 days), but she also had bad diarrhoea and vomiting for weeks from something else - so we eventually got anti nausea drugs which dissolve under the tongue which stayed in her system and settled her side effects. Don't worry, just listen to your body and stay positive! This is a process you need to get through to live the rest of your life fully. We are all here to support you! Good luck!
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