Persistent Fever on Taxol
Hi all, first time poster here.
I’m having neoadjuvent chemo, finished AC on 2/9 and started weekly Taxol and Herceptin/Perjeta every 3 weeks on 2/23. Two days my 3/2 Taxol infusion, I started having chills (didn’t experience this after the 2/23 infusion). I checked my temp and it was normal, but was also taking ibuprofen for the bone pain/aches.
The chills persisted for two days but no fever, then I spiked a fever of 100.5. I called the on call and they told me to come in. I’ve been admitted since then (three days ago), but the docs can’t figure out what’s causing the fever, which hasnt gone down without the help of Tylenol, and has gone as high as 101.5. They have me on a broad spectrum antibiotic but I still have the fever.
I only have fever and chills - there are no localized symptoms indicating where an infection would be. They have done cultures and other tests and so far none have shown anything.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?It’s frustrating being here without any progress so any thoughts/experiences would be appreciated!