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Pounding in ears after infusion

I have done 2 rounds of Taxoter, Cytoxan and Neulasta, second treatment was two weeks ago. I'm starting to have a pounding feeling in my ears...comes and goes and every so often it feels like my heart flutters. Anyone else have this effect?

tags: infusion side effects pounding in ears Taxoter Cytoxan Neulasta

posted about 15 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Arimidex and foggy brain.

I've been on Arimidex 3 years now and the longer I'm on it the foggier my brain gets. I can't form a sentence, or find words. It feels like chemo brain again. Anyone relate?

tags: Arimidex brain fog side effects

posted about 15 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Are you eating, drinking or chewing anything with Aspertame in it? When I cut out all Aspertame my mind is less foggy.

posted about 2 hours ago

hating my new normal

My bmx was done in 4/2/14 and my last reconstructive surgery was 2/18/15. I deal with chronic pain now from all of the reconstruction surgeries. My plastic surgeon says that's my new normal. I don't think anyone should accept chronic pain as a way of life. I'm so unhappy with the way that my new "breasts" look. They're Very oddly shaped. I did the fat grafting this pay February but the fat didn't take. I knew that it was possible that the fat could resorb. Is anyone else unhappy with how… read more

tags: adjusting new normal hating chronic pain unhappy reconstruction

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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You could do research of other plastic surgeons in your area and have a revision of your reconstructed breasts. Just a thought!

posted about 22 hours ago

Oncotype Score

Hi.. I think I have one of the highest Oncotype scores on here! 26! No mastectomy was recommended.. Had

Lumpectomy and chemo (4) and 33 radiation and now on Arimidex! Was stage 2 as sentinel node was positive.,,
Does anyone else have a similar story!? Thanks.. Feeling a little

tags: oncotype score

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Hi my name is Denise, I had a lumpectomy on the 8th July. Just started on tamoxifen tablets. Like you my node was positive so I'm waiting for my breast to heal. Before… read more

posted 1 day ago

Does anyone know if you need to take Claritin with Xgeva shot like I did with the Neulasta?

When I was getting the Neulasta shot during chemo I was told to take Claritin a few days before and after to avoid the bone pain. Now I'm starting Xgeva shots in a week and I wondered if anyone knew if I need to take Claritin for that one too? Thanks!

tags: xgeva claritin

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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Sorry you going through all this I have a few spots in my lungs too and a few on my bones. I'm estrogen positive so I did the hormonal approach. It worked for 11years… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

Chemo before surgery

Looking for anyone who has done chemo before any surgery even before lumpectomy. This is the path my surgeon had me do, my tumor shrunk from 2.4 cm to 7 mm but I have almost constant pain in the area. Lumpectomy is not scheduled for another 4 weeks due to me being on prednisone and needing to be off. Anyone else experienced pain like that?

tags: chemo before surgery

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

drain tubes

tags: drain tubes

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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actually i thought i was searching for info on drain sorry

posted 1 day ago

Tram flap and food cravings

Has anyone had any food cravings after surgery? I craved peanuts for a couple of months. Wondered if the protein was needed to help muscle healing or maybe the sodium...

tags: tram flap food cravings

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I craved meat and yes - your body craves protein rich foods since it needs more protein to aid in healing.

posted 2 days ago

What are your thoughts on celebrating the five year mark? Thanks in advance!

tags: 5 years cancer free celebrate

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I will be 50 in May and 5 years free in June. You better believe I'm celebrating!!! 5 years is another milestone!

posted about 15 hours ago

Citracal and constipation

I have decided to quit taking the citracal because of severe constipation. Any other 60 plus ladies have opions on getting off it?

tags: Citrical constipation side effects

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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