Scalp cooling may stop you losing some or all of the hair on your head. Also, please look upward to God because you need Him to replenish you and guide you....otherwise this will drain you. I did find that some of the other side effects actually were better with successive treatments instead of getting worse (GI issues and mouth taste/texture). Charts like the one below show the damage an investor would have done if they missed out on just the best 25 days (out of 11,620) since 1970. It's important to take things day by day. One well-known, common side effect of Is day 4 the worst day? Days 3/4 to today, painful bones. I had my first chemo treatment this past Wednesday also and I have been doing fine all along except for Friday. 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). I was on Taxotere and Cytoxan...day 3 and 4 were the worst for me. 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. When I went through chemo, I was down for 1 week each time. He was in the hospital for two days on the 12th through 14th days after the second chemo treatment. (the 2%) And did you crash change your diet? In fact, Taxol is the top-selling cancer drug worldwide. xoxoxoxo Lynn. Taxotere has been known to cause burning, tingling or numbness in your appendages due to nerve damage. I am sorry that she is not feeling well. After first AC on Wed. and doing "okay" Thurs. It controlled the nausea together with the meds. Hi... Today was infusion #2 day... it went great, although there were no ice chips. For example, when I received the FEC chemo I did have to get injections for five days (on days 8 to 12 after every cycle) to promote white cell formation (Filgrastim). For example, with some drugs, the chemo is given only on the first day of the cycle. Remember that He is the source of your strength and that your help comes from Him. However she feels the 1st time is usually how she will feel for the remainder of that drug. As women especially moms it is really hard for us to let go and accept that our bodies will now have its limits. But she got up (still a little wobbly)and is making her way through the rest of this round. Her body is going through so much right now. So pretty much gone water or no after four days. Worst days when i was on 3chemo meds, taxotere, carbon, and Herceptin, were 3-5 days after. No taste and hard to eat, yeap that too is very hard to manage. It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.. The worst part for for me was self injecting neulasta after infusions. Copyright 2000-2019 © Cancer Survivors Network, Ask for some ativan so she can sleep also, Hubby and Donna .. 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. Your resistance to infection is usually at its lowest point around 7–14 days after the docetaxel has been given. 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. Chemo consisted of 6 total treatments - 1 treatment every 21 days of a variety of steroids, anti-nausia meds and anti allergy meds along with 300mg of Taxal & 580mg of Carboplatin. In October I finished 6 courses of docetaxel (Taxotere) , spread 3 weeks apart. My husband just had his third chemo (Taxotere, i.e. 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. After the week was up, I was almost my old self again. Between the first and second treatment I bounced back pretty well, but between the 3rd and 4th it took longer. But nothing ever happened and it passed as soon as it happened. Your a lovely husband. The women most frequently described the pain as aching, tiring, nagging, exhausting, and tender. I had AC on Wed by that night I was having stomach issues. We've heard that the Taxol is a lot easier. I don't know about AC, but when I was on TC, I was told that it's not cumulative, so I would not be feeling worse as chemo progressed. These first 4 days were the worst days for me but it did get better. Other side effects included sore throat and cough, sharp stomach and esophageal pain, swollen and painful tongue. I have come to the conclusion, based on no medical foundation, that the crash is longer now (I am on session #17). I keep thinking if I had made sure to eat something every hour maybe it wouldn't have been so bad. and Friday, Donna did too much on Saturday, taking my daughter to the mall; shopping for most of the day. I was 'tired' on days 3 & 4 on A/C but napping/resting helped. And one day, it will be a mere memory. so that I could totally veg out on Saturday and Sunday. 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). 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. Cycles are most often 2 or 3 weeks long. Thanks guys!! In some ways was easier, in others was more taxing (pun intended)! That was EVERY week as opposed to every 2 weeks on A/C. 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. Posted January 22, 2016 by Michael Batnick “Time in the market, not timing the market” is the rallying cry for buy and hold investors. On the 6th day I could hardly get out of bed all day, just slept and felt dreadful. My worst days were always days 3-5. I went to Moes, and got a Chicken Bowl (double beans, no rice, 1st meat in about, /www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3987553&g=4010036#m4010036. 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. Weekly taxol : which days will be worst Breast cancer. I have 2 weeks down and Infusion #2 is 1 week away... We'll do blood work Monday, n infusion Tuesday. Taxol, so far has been significantly easier for me although it still has its side effects, some not too great but I feel more motivated and happier. Are you getting 4 or 6 Taxotere treatments? Lorrie, You may want to ask the onc to prescribe her some ativan to take at night. Most don't understand the battle is not only physical, but mental, emotional, and spiritual. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The major dose-limiting toxicity of this drug is reversible marrow suppression. Fatal reactions have occurred in patients despite premedication, and all patients should be pretreated with corticosteroids, … After Wednesday chemo; It was about 36 hours until she hit the wall; and then days 4 and 5 were the bottom. Great news on not getting a chemo crash. 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