So I thought I’d let you blog readers see a little of what I have to go through during this time of treatment. As I was doing some research on the medication I’m getting, a lot of things began to sink in. I was told that This medication may cause certain severe blood disorders (bone marrow suppression leading to low red blood cells/white blood cells /platelets). This can also lower your body’s ability to fight infections.
Doxil Side Effects:
Body aches/pains, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset, and loss of appetite may occur. Nausea and vomiting can be severe. In some cases, drug therapy may be needed to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting. Not eating before your treatment may help relieve vomiting. Changes in diet and lifestyle, such as eating several small meals and limiting activity, may help lessen some of these effectsd stop bleeding. May cause heart problems, including possibly fatal heart failure. Treatment with this drug may sometimes cause hands/feet to develop a skin reaction called hand-foot syndrome (palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia). May experience swelling, pain, redness, dryness, peeling, blisters, or tingling/burning of the hands/feet. The symptoms can be made worse by heat/pressure on your hands/feet. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps, as well as unnecessary exposure to heat (e.g., hot dishwater, long hot baths). Avoid pressure on elbows, knees, and soles of feet (e.g., leaning on elbows, kneeling, long walks). I have to wear loose clothing and depending on how severe hand-foot syndrome is, the doctor may give something to reduce the symptoms, or decrease or delay next does of chemo. Temporary hair loss may occur. Normal hair growth should return several months after treatment has ended.YES!!!! So next time you would like to complain about your day, just think of what other people have to go trough in life. You may just not have it as bad as you thought.