Nov 2, 2020 03:45PM FarAwayToo wrote:
Hi Miriandra, I am going for my 5th infusion tomorrow. I'm getting them every 6 months.
I never had any issues with it. I know you are more likely to experience flu like symptoms with your first infusion, but I never had any. I read here to request it to be run over 30 min (standard is 15 min), and my nurses always complied. I also make sure I am well hydrated the day before and of the infusion, as Zometa is excreted through the kidneys. In fact, they will check your kidney function (via blood test) prior to the infusion.
I am yet to get my follow up bone density test to see if 2 years/4 infusions that I had helped. However, there is potential some slight benefit to recurrence free survival in Zometa users. (I can attach links to studies if you are interested)
Good luck with your treatment!
P.S. we are practically neighbors :)