Has anyone had the Adriamycin? What side effects did you experience? What drugs did they prescribe for the nausea?
@A MyBCTeam Member i believe the clinical trials are now at phase 3. Everyone that I inow who did the fasting seemed to recover faster with side effects. No neuropathy, no brain fog and it is suppose to help with cardiac protection as well. Had a complete response after chemo as per my second PET pre surgery. I still fast 4 years post treatmevt as i just feel better with weekly fasts. There is a good documentary on it “the science of fasting.”
Awishous it is so interesting that you mention the fasting. We have a patient (on a different chemo med) who doing fasting with treatment and has great success with nausea and diarrhea.
I wrote a bit about this on my blog https://www.oneineight.info - at the bottom of the page under "diagnosis" there is a chart with the side effects and how to prevent.
They give you a cocktail to prevent nausea and vomiting and Amend was part of it - if they don't give you this and push compazine, then you may get tired..so I encourage you to ask for Amend. Fasting helped me a lot - which was a phase II clinical trial, I did this diligently for 48 hours before every treatment and came out with very few long term side effects. I also used medical marijuana and avoided pretty much all of the Pharma besides the cocktail on chemo day (and Amend for 2 days after with a small amount of steroids). It is sort of like you have a bad flu for 3-5 days every two weeks and then you get super hungry and eat and come out of it. Ice your mouth during the A&C infusion- as this will prevent mouth sores. Remember it is only four cycles and then if you have to move into another chemo, it is typically easier. We all respond differently ...big hugs!
Hi. I also had AC and my side effects were the same as @A MyBCTeam Member except my nails didn’t turn brown. People call it the red devil and that drives me crazy. It is part of a treatment that can lead to complete pathological response! That’s a good thing!
The side effects were manageable. I took Compazine around the clock (Zofran gives me a huge headache). I also never came close to vomiting. My echos have been normal and the cardiologist said I no longer need imaging to monitor my heart (my chemo was completed in Sept of 2020).
I hope this helps. ❤️
I had it along with Cytoxan, they call that AC. It can cause heart damage, so I had an echo first (an ultrasound of the heart). My urine was red for a few hours after. I had a lot of nausea, so I took the Zofran they gave me, never threw up. They can also give you Compazine or Kytril. I lost my hair, but it grew back. My nails turned brown, but they grew out. I was really tired. The side effects aren’t fun, but they end. I have no lasting side effects of AC. I also had complete pathological response. When I had my surgery, they was no cancer left.
Wishing you the best of luck!
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