Hi, I am new to this website. I have just finished my second chemo yesterday and go back in this morning for IV fluids and Neulasta shot. Fluids because I was so so sick on first round. The whole, severe vomiting, diarrhea, severe joint and body pain and stomach cramps. I had fever and chills the whole nine yards. However, they believe I might have concurrently had a viral infection because several of my family came down with a stomach virus right after my treatment. So am praying that this round won't be so tough. Have heard lots of different stories about how each treatment will go. Even one of my nurses said, since the first was so bad, then maybe #2,3,4 won't be. Then others said, it will probably follow and be the same.???? I lost my hair at 1 1/2 weeks after first chemo. I am positive, much more than I thought I could be, but my whole family, my husband 4 grown children and their families have rallied around me and all my friends and church community are praying for me and for all of us...Wow what a boost. I am 61 and feeling sorry for myself ceases quickly when I see the little children on the St. Jude programs and what they must endure along with their families. I know God has a plan...I just have to trust he will help me and others through it.. Commenting on the pain meds...I can't take strong anything...so ibuprofen worked well for me for my joint and body pain. I was on zofran and it works during the "non-severe" symptoms, but also used compazin, ativan, and decadron combo..to help alleviate them when it was severe. I am on the cytoxan-taxotere combo chemo and will have 4 rounds. Hope all of you are doing well and have successful and complete recoveries.View Thread
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